[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Government offices

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 28 11:43:31 UTC 2016

I didn't have any "concerns", I was looking for clarity about what was
meant by an "institution" given that a "city hall" was cited as an

Sounds like there are formally two distinct bodies in Paris which share
buildings and staff. The fact that a given council meeting is either one
thing or the other is a big clue: 

"Although Paris has a double role as a _commune_ and as a _département_,
it has a unique method for governing both; the Council of Paris, with
the Mayor of Paris as its president, meets either as a municipal council
(_conseil municipal_) or as a departmental council (_conseil général_)
depending on the issue to be debated." 

>From the website of the Mairie: 

"LES CONSEILLERS DE PARIS siègent à la fois au Conseil d'arrondissement
dont ils sont élus et au Conseil de Paris où ils ont une double fonction
: ils sont à la fois conseillers municipaux et conseillers


On 2016-01-28 12:16, althio wrote:

> Colin,
> Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Paris
> and tell me if it answers your questions and if I understood your concerns.
> - althio
> On 28 January 2016 at 12:10, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote: 
>> What do you mean with "institution"? Is that a single building housing
>> multiple organisations, or is it a single organisation fulfilling multiple
>> constitutional roles? A "City Hall" sounds like a building.
>> Organisations sharing a building probably happens quite a lot, but I would
>> expect that governments are wary of combining multiple distinct admin levels
>> into a single organisation where the admin levels actually exist.
>> --colin
>> On 2016-01-28 11:58, althio wrote:
>> On 28 January 2016 at 11:47, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>
>> wrote:
>> On 28 January 2016 at 11:43, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Only problem: if an institution
>> serves several levels we will either loose information (e.g. by using only
>> the highest level) or deal with multiple values (but that's no different
>> from "government:level=state;local".
>> Do you have an example of an institution serving multiple admin levels?
>> Maybe Paris city hall would fit the description, serving admin_level=6-8:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/71525
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/1641193
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/7444
>> and http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/284089
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