[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Government offices
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 13:40:40 UTC 2016
On 27/01/2016 13:26, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
> This didn't get any responses yet on the list. II would be interested
> to hear what other mappers think of this proposal!
> -- Matthijs
> On 26 January 2016 at 00:13, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have created a proposal to use the tag office=government for the
>> tagging of government offices. The proposal also replaces/discourages
>> a number of tags, amongst which is amenity=public_building.
>> The proposal can be found here:
>> Please let me know what you think.
I'm not convinced that a wiki page that perpetuates the myth that OSM
deprecates tags (except in very unusual cases such as highway=byway and
highway=ford on ways, where the nature of the feature is obscured by
what should be an attribute) is a good idea. "Discouraging the use of"
amenity=public_building makes sense though, for the reasons already
discussed - I couldn't make much sense of its usage when I looked at it
in the UK.
I have no idea why you have included:
amenity=register_office (1044 instances)
office=administrative (8807 instances)
office=register (137 instances)
office=tax (354 instances)
on that page, without any suggested detailed tagging. Information will
be lost if people change e.g. "register offices" to be merely
As an aside, when I looked at "office" use in the UK a month or so ago
while trying to work out what to render as what, I came up with this list:
Obviously that's a much wider net than you're looking at here, but there
are some synonyms in there you might want to think about.
More information about the Tagging