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Public-images-osm logo.svg office = consulting
An office for a consulting firm, providing expert professional advice to other companies or organisations. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: offices
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

An office for a consulting firm, providing expert professional advice to other companies or organisations.

It can be an office of a large consulting firm with several areas of expertise (KPMG, Accenture), or a smaller firm that provides consulting services in a specific sector (energy, industry, IT, environment). In both cases, the client of the consulting firm is another company or organisation, and not a physical person.

How to map

Set a node node at the center of the feature or draw an area area along its outline. Tag it with office=consulting and name=*. Then add an additional consulting=* tag to describe the area of expertise when appropriate.

Synonymous tags

There has been no formal proposal. Currently, there are many different tags used for the same purpose:


As the table above reveals, there are several problems:

  • three different forms: consulting, consultant, consultancy. The most OSM-ish tag would be consultant, but it's much less used than consulting. Also, a lot of these firm actually have consulting as part of their name, so it makes office=consulting the currently preferred form until a formal proposal is written.
  • subclassification of the type of consulting firm as a brand new office=* tag, while it should go in an additional consulting=* subtag instead.