[Tagging] landuse for government offices ?

Jérôme Seigneuret jerome.seigneuret at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 09:48:10 UTC 2018


for gouvernment i use
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse=commercial
and set office information on point or directly on building
set bulding=public

Cheers

Le jeu. 20 sept. 2018 à 11:20, egil <egil at riseup.net> a écrit :

> In Sweden government agencies are actually not allowed to own the
> properties they use.
>
> Therefore they have long term tenant contracts with required minimum level
> of building maintenance, etc.
>
> These properties are owned by large private real estate giants buying and
> selling from each other.
>
> The owners see the agency as a tenant, nothing more. If the agency moves
> the owner finds any other tenant to rent out the space to.
>
> I tend to agree with Colins arguments below, because in Sweden gov.
> agencies are very mixed into the central spaces of cities but often not
> clustered together in large complexes or whole areas.
>
> Cheers
>
> Egil
> On 9/20/18 10:39 AM, Colin Smale wrote:
>
> Maybe it's just me, but I really can't understand why landuse for
> government functions needs its own tagging. The buildings are often
> indistinguishable from commercial properties - what is different is that
> the occupier is some statutory organisation. We don't tag landuse=charity,
> or landuse=private, or landuse=education, so why landuse=civic_admin? If
> you want to know who the tenant of a certain building is, let's have
> tenant=City of Blah and allow this for any building (or campus). Same
> arguments against landuse=religious. Why should farm be tagged as
> landuse=religious instead of landuse=farmland just because it is run by
> monks? Land use is the use a piece of land is put to, and not WHO is doing
> the using or WHY they are doing it. If we want to record those other
> dimensions, use different tags instead of further complicating the landuse
> mess.
>
>
>
>
> On 2018-09-20 08:25, Andy Townsend wrote:
>
> On 20/09/18 03:57, John Willis wrote:
>
>
> ... Retail is always wrong. Commercial is a crutch.
>
>
> In your part of the world, perhaps.  Elsewhere, this isn't guaranteed to
> be the case.  Certainly here in the UK many formerly "civic" services have
> been privatised and are run for out-and-out commercial gain; others are run
> as commercial entities owned by the government or non-governmental third
> sector organisations.  What this means is that people will need to pick the
> landuse that works best for them in their local area - to say that
> something is "always wrong" is, in OSM, almost always wrong(!).
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Andy
>
>
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Cordialement,
Jérôme Seigneuret
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