[Tagging] How to tag a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (US:DMV)
andig88 at t-online.de
Tue Jun 9 13:58:16 UTC 2015
What I don't get is why everyone is on this office=government and
government=* tag, when even in your proposal most of the stuff that
would fall under civic_admin is currently just tagged as amenity.
I mean I would not have an issue with a government= tag, but then we
would have to be consistent and long term stuff like amenity=townhall
should be government=townhall.
And the biggest issue as already mentioned a bit further down in the
discussion is that there often is no clear line you can draw. In some
countries a service is run by the government, in others it's not and
sometimes that's even the case within a country.
On 6/9/15 08:48 , johnw wrote:
>> On Jun 9, 2015, at 3:12 PM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
>> There's a whole set of assumptions about each type of goverment office that would be impossible to
>> consistently capture with generic tags. Here the "Duck" of duck typing says call it by whatever it is known locally.
> I think there is still an umbrella it can fit under, saying it is related to cars and licensing.
> A place that registers your car and a place that licenses you for driving may be a different facility (or combo), but the government office(s) that handles that can at least have some kind of tag to get put in some kind of group.
> or civic_admin=motor_vehicle
> We don’t assume the government is selling cars or car parts, and administration isn’t related to enforcement (tickets/impound), sales, nor maintenance, so it isn’t so ambiguous.
> and the name will tell the locals the rest. (Liscence Center, Automobile Registration center, Dept of Motor Vehecles, etc)
> Unless we want to get into the same subcategory system that shop=* should have, and we start documenting specific government facilities (which I wanted to do with civic_admin and landuse=civic).
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