[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - landuse=governmental
allan at mustard.net
Fri Nov 23 16:44:09 UTC 2018
Well, a central bank is a bank, after all, whether it is owned by the
government or is a "private" parastatal organization. I would tag it as
amenity=bank since it is a bank. Not all banks offer consumer services,
so the fact that an individual cannot open an account in a central bank
doesn't disqualify it. Individuals cannot open accounts in the Bank for
International Settlements, either, but it is a bank. A central bank is
a specialized bank that serves the government (controls the monetary
system) and the commercial banking sector. That's why it is called a
> It also wouldn't be tagged as a bank, because it doesn't have
accounts & you can't go in & deposit / withdraw cash, or take out a loan.
Maybe you and I cannot, but the commercial banks in that country can.
It's a bank.
On 11/23/2018 3:20 AM, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 07:04, SelfishSeahorse
> <selfishseahorse at gmail.com <mailto:selfishseahorse at gmail.com>> wrote:
> You're right, most central banks are independent from politics, but
> aren't they called governmental institutions nevertheless? Or rather
> state institutions? (I'm not so fluent in English and not an expert on
> Tricky one!
> For instance, the Reserve Bank of Australia is wholly owned by the
> Commonwealth of Australia, but it isn't classified as a Government
> Department. It's been tagged as a building=government
> How would you tag the land use of an independent central bank?
> Certainly not commercial.
> I "think" that yes, it probably should / would be? What are the
> options? It's certainly not either retail or industrial. Government -
> not if it's independent, which really only leaves commercial?
> It also wouldn't be tagged as a bank, because it doesn't have accounts
> & you can't go in & deposit / withdraw cash, or take out a loan.
> So =government if it's government owned; =commercial if it's private;
> not tagged as a bank, but named Reserve / Central Bank of Somewhere.
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