[Tagging] landuse for government offices ?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 23:02:40 UTC 2018

Civic_admin is a little too specific, but government is not specific
enough. 90% of the land in some western American States will be owned and
managed by some level of government; eg National and State forests and
grasslands, parks and monuments, military reservations, wildlife preserves,
BLM land (used for rangeland and even mining), as well as land used for
administrative buildings.

I suspect military landuse in cities would be at highest risk for confusion
if the tag is landuse=government.

I’m perfectly happy with Civic_Admin, because national and provincial
government functions are also “Civic” in the sense of “for citizens / the
people”, if not in the “civic equals city” sense.

But public_admin would be fine too. I don’t think this would cause any


On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 6:29 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 at 05:28, SelfishSeahorse <selfishseahorse at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> * Isn't 'civic administration' limited to the administration of a town
>> or city (compared to the administration of the state, county etc.)?
> I would have said that it applied to any & all levels of Govt - local,
> State & Federal
>> Maybe it would be better to use ... simply landuse=government (162 uses)
>> instead.
>  That may be easier / clearer?
> * Currently the proposal only includes areas of legislative, executive
>> and governmental administration use, but excludes courts. Wouldn't it
>> make sense to also include courts? People who want to distinguish
>> administration, legislature, executive and judiciary could do this
>> with a sub-tag, e.g. government=*.
> I would think that it should be used on all (?) Govt lands / buildings,
> with the exception of military.
> Thanks
> Graeme
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