[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)

Johnparis okosm at johnfreed.com
Tue Oct 23 14:08:54 UTC 2018

I believe there is already a list of embassy types on the wiki :


You might want to verify/expand as needed.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 3:58 PM Allan Mustard <allan at mustard.net> wrote:

> Please continue to comment on this proposal:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Consulate
> I have posted comments received via the tagging mailing list to the
> discussion page of this proposal:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Consulate
> Please feel free to add comments either directly to the discussion page or
> via the tagging mailing list.
> Regarding Warin's comment,
> > They did conform to the 'rule' of embassy/high commission only in the
> capital.
> There is a small number of highly visible exceptions to the rule of
> embassies and of missions equivalent to embassies being located in the
> capital.  The various missions of member states to the United Nations in
> New York and Geneva as well as the missions to the WTO in Geneva come to
> mind (these are all missions to a multilateral organization). Fortunately
> most other such international organizations are located in national
> capitals (OECD in Paris, NATO and the European Union in Brussels, OSCE and
> some UN agencies in Vienna, other UN agencies in Rome).  The easy way to
> determine if a mission is equivalent to an embassy is to find out who is in
> charge of it, which can be learned by Googling the mission's website.
> Generally speaking, if the head of the mission is an ambassador or charge
> d'affaires, the mission should be tagged amenity=embassy.  If the
> "principal officer" bears a title with the word "consul" in it, the amenity
> in question is a consulate.  The obsolete head of mission titles "minister
> plenipotentiary" and "envoy extraordinary" have fallen into disuse and I
> don't think it likely we will encounter them.
> I am tempted to add some text to the Key:amenity=embassy article outlining
> exactly what an embassy is and how to recognize one, since an embassy can
> be called different things (embassy, nunciature, mission, legation, high
> commission, etc.) depending on who is sending it and to whom it is
> accredited.
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