Project of the Week: Shopping Malls


They aren’t glamorous. They might not be pretty. They can be useful,
but there is one seldom-spoken benefit to mapping a local shopping
mall. It is so satisfying.

What is so satisfying about mapping a local mall, or cluster of shops?
It’s a mapping project of Just The Right Size. More substantial than
adding a single POI, faster than adding a village. Mapping a mall is a
nice meal; more than a snack, less than a feast. But perhaps best of
all, mapping a mall is a task that can be completed. Mapping a mall
can be a perfect 30-minute mapping project including survey and

Find out more about this Project of the Week, including tagging
suggestions at the project page on the OSM wiki.

This is your Project of the Week. Submit your own projects or offer
suggestions to inspire and inform other mappers.

2 thoughts on “Project of the Week: Shopping Malls

  1. Richard Weait

    I'm referring to what is sometimes called a mini-mall, or plaza.  Smaller, and more "outdoors" than an indoor mall.

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