[Tagging] landuse for government offices ?
johnw at mac.com
Thu Sep 20 10:11:22 UTC 2018
> On Sep 20, 2018, at 3:25 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Certainly here in the UK many formerly "civic" services have been privatised and are run for out-and-out commercial gain
Parliament's landuse isn't landuse=retiail, right?
You are thinking of *amenities and services* - not buildings and landuses. That's what I am talking about.
Mapping shop pins and civic buildings are different.
If you live in a town where your city council office is in a mall store front, please feel free to drop a pin on a mall building.
But we aren't talking about that.
We already have plenty examples of Civic services in commercial / retiail buildings.
For example: A DMV "registration reneweal" office in a strip mall is a point on building=retiail, landuse=retail, amenity=shopping_center.
You can find post offices and other government services in a store front in a mall (La Mesa, CA post office in Grossmont Center mall, for example off the top of my head). There might be other government admin/services in commercial/ retail office complexes - but that is a commercial building, on a commercial landuse!
What about public city hall buildings on dedicated land? Legislative body meeting buildings? What landuse do they get? The Same one as a chip shop?
Similarly, almost every large city hall or regional government building in Japan has a convenience store in the basement. They are required to be there, so there is a 3rd party cashier for revenue stamps. It is a tenant in a little 4x5m room in city hall. Our regional city government office has 4 (private) restaurants on the 32nd observation floor. Those are pins on the building too.
The convenience store or restaurant is a pin in the city hall building on a civic_admin landuse.
A standalone public town hall **building with external amenities that belong to the building**, let alone town hall complex of many Civic buildings should never be on landuse=retiail.
Yep, never ever ever on landuse=retiail.
Never. Which is why I am proposing Landuse:Civic_admin.
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