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Island Woolen Company Office Building.jpg
An office of a private company. 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
See also
Status: de facto

This tag is used for the office of a private company which does not fit into another more specific category.

This tag is typically the most fitting one for internal offices, where clients can not just walk in.

For subtypes see the office=* key overview.

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* - the name of the office
  • brand=* - the brand this office belongs to
  • operator=* - indicates the operator or name of the company operating the office
  • addresses - the address of the office
  • opening_hours=* - hours when the office is open
  • phone=* - phone number of the office
  • website=* - website of the office
  • email=* - email address of the office
  • wheelchair=no/yes/limited - whether the office is suitable for wheelchairs

Detail tagging what a company does

Some are tagging what a company does by using company=*. The following are found in taginfo.

Tag Description
company=aerospace The office of an  Aerospace industry company. For production use factory, for governmental institutions government
company=construction The office of a company that constructs buildings
company=consulting The office of a company that provides expert advice. Probably better to specify the expertise.
company=distribution The office of a company that distributes products/produce. See also transportation.
company=insurance The office of an insurance company. For an office where you can buy insurance, use office=insurance.
company=media The office of a company that produces information. Probably better to specify the media. For advertising use office=advertising_agency
company=publisher The office of a company that publishes books/magazines For newspapers use office=newspaper .
company=security The office of a company that provides security services.
company=software_development The office of a company that develops software. A shop=* would handle sales.
company=startup The office of a company that can provide startup expertise to a new firm/product.
company=temporary_work_agency The office of a company that connects temporary employees with employers.
company=transport The office of a company that provides transportation services.
company=visa The office of a company that assist in obtaining visas.

Alternative tags

There is no reason to use this tag as there are more established tags for all of them, most often these are found in office=*. The following list shows some examples:

Value Alternative
company=engineering or office=engineer
company=it or office=it
company=office or office=company
company=logistics or office=logistics
company=telecommunication or office=telecommunication

Tagging Errors

  • company=*shop - instead use shop=* - offices do not sell physical items.
  • company=yes - Do not use. Adds no information, simply leave the tag off.

Also see