[Tagging] governmental / public_administrative landuse are not commercial

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 17:21:53 UTC 2014

2014-10-03 18:14 GMT+01:00 Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org>:
> 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
> +1

I would have suggested landuse=civic. Looking at taginfo, I don't see
it in use, though there is a small number of landuse=civil already.
(Plus other stuff of course.......)


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