I think there is an ambiguity in tagging historical buildings: several of them preserve their historical name, but their usage is now different. Similarly, it is not uncommon that seats of local administrations/companies/associations are buildings which have their own name. For instance, http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/3342119 may be named Rocca dei Rettori as that's the name of the building, or Provincia di Benevento as that's the institution based there. What is the solution in these cases?

asked 26 Nov '14, 10:59

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I would add Rocca dei Rettori as name on the building, and the "Provincia di Benevento" as node within the building. The latter can also get "office=government" .

An alternative is to use old_name for Rocca dei Rettori, especially when nobody uses that name anymore. That's up to you.

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answered 26 Nov '14, 11:29

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Definitely the first one, although I hoped there was a 'cleaner' solution.

(26 Nov '14, 11:31) Decan

there is also alt_name for the "alternative name for something", but does not make it clear that that one name refers to the building and the other to the institution inside it.

(26 Nov '14, 11:36) escada
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