[Tagging] Coworking space: amenity vs. office ?

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Wed Jan 4 15:48:37 UTC 2017

There was a recent wiki [1] edit that triggers me to bring this question 
to the list. Should a coworking space be tagged as an amenity or an office?

Pro office

- amenity is overused for anything.
- coworking space is work-related, office seems to be a good fit.
- the office key is well-accepted with 264000 uses.

Pro amenity

- not all coworking spaces need to be offices, and the current wiki 
definition does not demand this, it just says "where people can work".

Indeed I know a do-it-yourself carpentry where you can bring your wood 
and use the machinery provided to finish your own furniture. Would that 
be a coworking space as well?


The other change proposed in the wiki was to shorten the value from 
"coworking_space" to just "coworking" when using the office key.


  505 amenity=coworking_space
    1 amenity=coworking
    2 amenity=coworking_place
   38 office=coworking
   24 office=coworking_space

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcoworking_space

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