Project of the week of March 21, 2010 — Retail therapy

Retail shops and services on Main Street

Few things demonstrate the character of a small town like the shops on
the main street. Even as smaller towns suffer from urban sprawl,
big-boxification and online shopping, some Main Streets survive and
even thrive. Let’s make sure that those Mom ‘n Pop operations, the
general stores and the barber shops that serve as the cultural hub of
their community have the benefit of being on the map. The project of
the week for Mar 21, 2010 is to map a block or more of retail shops.

Retail therapy

Map the shops and services on your favorite Main Street. Substitute a
shopping plaza or mall should you not have a Main Street at your
disposal. We’re looking here for places that hang a sign with their
operating hours and who expect folks to come walking in the door with
a head full of dreams and a pocketful of money, and walk back out with
a product. (Okay, services too.)

Add the cafe, the burger joint, the barbershop, the lawyer, the
library, bank, general store, movie theatre and post office, … all
those places on Main, between Pine and Maple.

Find more details on the Project of the Week page:

Photo credit, ccby kevindooley on Flickr

2 thoughts on “Project of the week of March 21, 2010 — Retail therapy

  1. Jonas K.

    @Ed LoachGet the Linkification Addon for Firefox and you won’t recognize such tiny mistakes anymore ;-)A nice tool for editing or adding POIs to OSM is the OSM Amenity Editor here: it’s only in German at the moment and doesn’t seem to be open source, but I will contact the author about this and see if we can improve it. The interface is quite intuitive so it should be possible to use it even if you’re not a German speaker (try for a dictionary)

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