Tag:building=office

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Description
An office building Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Area building=yes.png
Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
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Status: de facto

building=office is used to tag an office building constructed to house offices. A typical office building has one or more office=* objects inside and is frequently located within a commercial area landuse=commercial.

Smaller office building, also taggable as building=office[1]

Note that additional tags may be useful in some situations - for example amenity=townhall, or amenity=courthouse).

Note that some offices (marked with office=*) may also be located in buildings of other types. For example, a former church building repurposed as an office will be still tagged as building=church, possibly with building:use=* on it.


Similar tags

  • building=commercial - A commercial building that may include not only offices but also broad range of other building types - ranging from self-storage warehouses through cinemas to hotels and buildings intended as restaurants. For office buildings building=office is preferable over building=commercial.
  • building=retail - A building that primarily houses shops.

Possible tagging mistakes

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Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

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