[Tagging] Offices/non-shop businesses

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Wed Jan 27 08:15:27 GMT 2010

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010, Woll Newall wrote:
> Does anyone have any suggestions for tagging business that are not  
> shops?
> I took a look in the wiki and the mailing lists but couldn't see  
> anything (which is a bit strange, I would have expected someone to  
> have asked before - maybe I looked for the wrong thing!).
> I also took a quick look at the map/database in my local area but  
> couldn't see any such businesses tagged at all, so I couldn't learn  
> from example either.
> I'm thinking of business that have offices/buildings, but they are not  
> shops open to the general public, so "shop=..." doesn't seem natural.
I've started "office=" tags
and have put in something simple for what I have found

office=secretarial services

I do find that some period of experimental tagging helps me sort out what 
categories are going to be useful. I'm not capable of putting together a 
fully-fledged proposal for every sort of office I'm likely to find from the 

I can see that office=government has use - we have a building called "State 
Government Offices" where several government departments have a local office.

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