[Tagging] How to tag a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (US:DMV)

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Tue Jun 9 22:34:11 UTC 2015


I would like to roll town hall into civic_admin, or similar, but realistically i can't, because the tag os so popular. 

But since almost every single other government agency or service is currently untagged, there is still plenty to be done. 

Javbw. 

> On Jun 9, 2015, at 10:58 PM, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:
> 
> 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.
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> 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.
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>> government=motor_vehicle_admin
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>> or civic_admin=motor_vehicle
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>> 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.
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>> and the name will tell the locals the rest. (Liscence Center, Automobile Registration center, Dept of Motor Vehecles, etc)
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>> 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).
>> 
>> Javbw
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