[Tagging] Distinguishing closed office spaces and client service locations?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 19:21:41 UTC 2020

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> On 9. Jul 2020, at 19:27, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> Both appear to be tagged as office=company, but it seems to me that 
> there is a clear need to distinguish between 
> (a) company office where I can walk in
> and buy service (or handle issues with an existing one)
> (b) company office closed to outsiders, where workers are not
> interacting with walk-ins and people attempting to get inside
> would be escorted out by security

maybe add additional features within those companies, like service points, or counters for customers? 
I also have occasionally mapped turn stiles at the entrances for the opposite case, but admittedly this kind of micromapping is not the best way to tell from an automated query whether you could walk in or not.
I would generally suggest adding more specific tags for offices where customer services are provided, like the above service point. We do distinguish for some features between internal administration and service oriented places (e.g. post offices, banks) while the situation is less clear for real estate agents, insurance companies, tour operators/travel agencies and more.
Maybe we should create amenities for those that are for clients to walk in?

Cheers Martin 

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