About this site
This page is a tool to help improve the OpenStreetMap information for restaurants in Seattle. It shows where information is missing, and provides custom links to make filling in those gaps easier.
The OSM database stores locations primarily, but also keeps track of other useful information. This is kept in simple "key=value" tags, like "name=Starbucks" or "amenity=cafe".
Though businesses can be tagged many ways, this site lists these basics:
- Name (name key)
- Street Address (addr: keys)
- Type of restaurant (amenity or shop keys)
- Primary Cuisine (cuisine key)
- Website (website key)
Example: Duke's Chowder House uses all of these keys. You can also click on one of the neighborhoods below to see how things can be tagged.
- Area 1: includes Broadview, Crown Hill, Greenwood
- Area 2: includes Lake City, Northgate, Ravenna
- Area 3: includes Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne
- Area 4: includes Capitol Hill, Madison Park, University District, Wallingford
- Area 5: includes Fauntleroy, West Seattle
- Area 6: includes Central District, Downtown, International District
- Area 7: includes Columbia City, Georgetown, Rainier Valley