[Tagging] Landuse=civic_admin

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 22:11:23 UTC 2014

I'd like to clarify what I said before that landuse=civic_admin would be
useful. It would be useful for  tagging the only the compounds where
government offices are located (townhall, courthouse, etc.). I am not
suggesting that schools and hospitals would use the same
landuse=civic_admin tag.

Anyway, the institutional landuse itself is useful for assessing real
property taxes as institutional entities typically are tax-exempt. Thus the
expected tax base is the residential + commercial + industrial land area.

Also, the institutional landuse may be useful for planning purposes. You
typically would not want schools and hospitals located near industrial

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 3:41 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

>  Interesting! That is more generic than simply civic_admin - one would
> not expect the primary land use of a school or a hospital to be
> "administration". When/to whom is this classification significant?
> Colin
> On 2014-03-16 19:49, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
>  On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 11:42 PM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>wrote:
>>  They all sound much like offices (landuse=commercial) to me. Ownership
>> has nothing to do with land use. In this case, the city council happen to
>> be the users of the property, but if they need to downsize for whatever
>> reason and a particular building gets a new tenant, will the land use
>> change? I wouldn't have thought so.
> Well, in my country, these are classified as a different landuse and not
> commercial. Please see this land use map as an example:
> http://mandaluyong.gov.ph/img/profile/map9.gif
> Hospitals, schools, universities, and civic/admin facilities (such as
> municipal or village townhalls) are classed as "institutional" landuse. So
> for my country, landuse=civic_admin (or similar) would make sense.
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