[Tagging] governmental / public_administrative landuse are not commercial

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 11:16:30 UTC 2014


2014-11-18 8:46 GMT+01:00 johnw <johnw at mac.com>:

> Martin - Do you have any suggestion for cleaning up the civic=* subkey I
> was suggesting for building=civic in this way?
>
> I assume we need a big generic key, and then a many subcategories that
> fall under that key.
>
> Building=civic
> +
> civic:legislation=city council ?
> civic:administration=motor_vehicles ?
>
>

building is about the _building_ typology. "civic" or "public_building" are
not amongst the building types I'd suggest to use, I'd go for stuff that is
more literal / specific like

building=community_center
building=courthouse
building=government_administration
building=hospital
building=library
building=post_office
building=school
building=church
building=concert_hall
building=university
building=town_hall
building=train_station
building=art_gallery
building=museum
....


for functions like "city council", "driver and vehicle licensing agency",
"ministry of defense" we should not use the building key (and not even the
building object IMHO) but use a dedicated object and have tags for these
functions. This would maybe better work with subtags, one tag to say
something like: this is a government agency, and another tag to say which
type/function of agency it is.

cheers,
Martin
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