Key:landuse

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Description
For describing the primary use of areas of land.
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Documented values: 190
Status: Unspecified

Usage

See also Landuse

Mainly used for describe the primary use of land by humans. For general information on mapping/classifying land areas see Land use and areas of natural land. See Landcover for general information on tagging the physical appearance of land and Proposed features/landcover for a proposal to more clearly separate the concepts.

More detailed tagging for land uses is available in amenity=*, leisure=* and tourism=*, including amenity=college, amenity=hospital, leisure=park, amenity=parking, leisure=pitch, amenity=school, amenity=swimming_pool and amenity=university. In some cases these more detailed tags may be used for the primary landuse, in others they may provide supplementary information. For example a school within a residential area or a car park within a retail area.

Values

See below for commonly used values for landuse:



Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
landuse allotments Mf node.png Mf area.png A piece of land given over to local residents for growing vegetables and flowers.
Landuse-allotments.png
Schrebergaerten.jpg
landuse basin Mf node.png Mf area.png An area of water that drains into a river.
Together with basin=* for stormwater/rainwater infiltration/detention/retention basins.
Other languages.
Landuse-basin.png
Boneyard Detention Basin 2006.jpg
landuse brownfield Mf node.png Mf area.png Describes land scheduled for new development where old buildings have been demolished and cleared
Landuse-brownfield.png
Former Brickworks ... - geograph.org.uk - 56268.jpg
landuse cemetery Mf area.png Place for burials. You can add religion=* (values listed in the place of worship page). Smaller places (e.g. with a church nearby) may use amenity=grave_yard instead.
Landuse-cemetery.png
Cemetery-photo.JPG
landuse commercial Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly offices, business parks, etc.
Landuse-commercial.png
Cambourne Business Park - geograph.org.uk - 15908.jpg
landuse conservation Mf area.png Protected areas (Not approved) Alternate tagging of same thing: boundary=protected_area, protected_area=*
Landuse conservation.png
landuse construction Mf node.png Mf area.png "Under construction" site, should become something different once the construction is finished
Rendering-landuse-construction-mapnik.png
Landuse construction.jpg
landuse farm Mf area.png An area of farmland used for tillage and pasture (animals, crops, vegetables, flowers, fruit growing).
Rendering-landuse-farm-mapnik.png
Farm landuse (with livestock).jpg
landuse farmland Mf area.png Synonyme for farm, used in JOSM because farm was considered ambiguous (see ticket #1579). Farmland has now been used more often (see taginfo comparison).
Rendering-landuse-farm-mapnik.png
Rye field.jpg
landuse farmyard Mf area.png An area of land with farm buildings like farmhouse, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.
Rendering-area-landuse farmyard-mapnik.png
Farmyard.jpg
landuse forest Mf node.png Mf area.png Managed forest or woodland plantation (Other languages).
Landuse-forest.png
Fort Nelson Forestry.JPG
landuse garages Mf area.png One level buildings with boxes commonly for cars, usually made of brick and metal. Usualy this area belong to garage cooperative with own name, chairman, budget, rules, security, etc.
Rendering-area-landuse garages-mapnik.png
Garages.jpg
landuse grass Mf node.png Mf area.png For areas covered with grass. Consider landuse=meadow for meadow and landuse=pasture for pasture. Note that this is actually a Landcover tag, not a landuse tag and there is a proposal to deprecate it.
Mapnik landuse grass .png
Grasss.jpg
landuse greenfield Mf node.png Mf area.png Describes land scheduled for new development where there have been no buildings before. A greenfield is scheduled to turn into a construction site
Rendering-area-landuse greenfield-mapnik.png
Greenfields - geograph.org.uk - 1202824.jpg
landuse greenhouse_horticulture Mf area.png Area used for growing plants in greenhouses
Greenhouserendering.png
Greenhouses westland.jpg
landuse industrial Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly workshops, factories or warehouses
Landuse-industrial.png
Rehuraisio feed plant in Oulu 2008 001.jpg
landuse landfill Mf node.png Mf area.png Place where waste is dumped. Other languages
Rendering-landuse-landfill-mapnik.png
Landfill.jpg
landuse meadow Mf node.png Mf area.png An area of land primarily vegetated by grass and other non-woody plants, usually mowed for making hay (Other Languages).
Landuse Meadow.png
Mottey.jpg
landuse military Mf node.png Mf area.png For land areas owned/used by the military for whatever purpose
Rendering-landuse-military-mapnik.png
REUNION 2007 04.jpg
landuse orchard Mf node.png Mf area.png intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production
Orchard.png
Altesland2.jpg
landuse pasture Mf node.png Mf area.png (Proposed in Proposed_features/pasture:) An area of land primarily vegetated by grass, used for grazing.
Pasture with shelter.jpg
landuse plant_nursery Mf area.png intentional planting of plants maintaining for the production of new plants
Treenursery.png
Cutchogue - Oregon Road - Plant Nursery.jpg
landuse quarry Mf node.png Mf area.png Surface mineral extraction (Other languages)
Rendering-landuse-quarry-mapnik.png
Steinbruch.jpg
landuse railway Mf area.png Area for railway use, generally off-limits to the general public
Rendering-landuse-railway-mapnik.png
OahuRailway&LandCo-switchtrack-signal.JPG
landuse recreation_ground Mf node.png Mf area.png An open green space for general recreation, which may include pitches, nets and so on, usually municipal but possibly also private to colleges or companies
Landuse-recreation ground.png
landuse religious Mf area.png The campus surrounding a amenity=place_of_worship, which is not completely a grave yard.
St Mary's Wollaton Park Churchyard 2.jpg
landuse reservoir Mf node.png Mf area.png Stores water, may be covered or uncovered; for a covered reservoir see also man_made=reservoir_covered (Other languages). See water=reservoir for alternative tagging.
Landuse-reservoir.png
Amagase Dam.jpg
landuse residential Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly houses or apartment buildings
Rendering-area-landuse-residential.png
Lawrenceville.jpg
landuse retail Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly shops
Landuse-retail.png
Trocadero - London 1.jpg
landuse salt_pond Mf area.png A place where sea water is evaporated to extract its salt
Rendering-area-landuse salt pond-mapnik.png
Salt ponds SF Bay (dro!d).jpg
landuse village_green Mf node.png Mf area.png An area of common land, usually grass, in the centre of a village (quintessentially English - defined separately from 'common land' under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and the Commons Act 2006).
Landuse-village green.png
landuse vineyard Mf node.png Mf area.png A piece of land where grapes are grown.
Landuse-vineyard.png
739px-Grape vines.jpg
landuse user defined Mf node.png Mf area.png All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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