[Tagging] governmental / public_administrative landuse are not commercial

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Fri Nov 7 06:54:32 UTC 2014

That is an interesting question. I think that falls outside the goal of this tag but I am unsure. In America, Amtrak is nationalized, but I think most of their facilities would fall under transportation related things - railway stations, etc. but their main office, which is not a train station, would be landuse=civic(_admin) I think. 

The bus station would be transportation related, but their office, where all the paper-pushers reside, (who administers the service) 
Would probably be similarly tagged.


> On Nov 7, 2014, at 3:32 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
> What about buildings of public transport companies (bus, train, airplane) that are owned and operated by the government. I assume they should be added to the "civic" part ?
> I know more and more countries are turning those companies  into privately owned, but there are probably countries where this is not the case.
> regards
> m
>> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 2:32 AM, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:
>> To help us making up our minds which tag to prefer, or to check
>> if we should use two of them, I have started a table of use cases
>> that would suit one ore the other tag class better, and started
>> with some examples, on the Talk page.
>> Tom Pfeifer wrote on 2014-11-05 11:21:
>>> Matthijs Melissen wrote on 2014-11-05 01:27:
>>>  > I might have missed it in the discussion, but why not simply
>>>  > landuse=governmental?
>>> Well that was among my first ideas, hence the subject of this thread.
>>> We are currently collecting the arguments for each potential tags on the
>>> Talk page, feel free to contribute there or here:
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/landuse%3Dcivic#Alternative_values
>>> I start thinking that we might need even two tags, one for the civic/municipal cases
>>> and one for the govenmental/administration ones.
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