[Tagging] governmental / public_administrative landuse are not commercial

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Fri Oct 3 17:14:34 UTC 2014

Martin Koppenhoefer wrote on 2014-10-03 15:32:
> 2014-10-03 15:19 GMT+02:00 Tom Pfeifer:
>     I feel the need for a landuse tag for governmental / administrative use,
>     maybe in the context of further civic use.
>     We do have office=administrative and office=government but no appropriate
>     tag for the land they stand on. Often such buildings are surrounded by
>     some land and often fenced off.
> not sure if office could also apply to the whole area (site) on which the office building stands (similar to how this is done with other amenities).

I'd prefer to keep the office= tag to the building, or different offices in a building.

> Just to be sure: when writing about "administration" you are referring only to the "public administration"?

Yes absolutely. Any commercial administration can keep the commercial landuse.

> Yes. I agree that the current practise of using "commercial" for all kinds of offices seems a bit strange, at least from a German point of view. I am not sure if the term "commercial landuse" is understood differently in English speaking countries. E.g.
> they do call their centres "commercial district" and "central business district" while in other cultures there might be a less business related term in use to articulate high density with mixed usage, but not focused on business (because there are also
> other features located typically, like theatres, museums and other culture related facilities).
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_district
> I see the introduction of a new, more specific key positive, e.g. landuse=public_administration



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