|OSM does not aim to be a land registry. You can add plot data if you want but only where the plot boundaries are actually visible on the ground. Do not import plot or land ownership data from third party sources.|
|OpenStreetMap data should be distributable as free as possible. By adding parcels and informations about their owners and residents you risk that OpenStreetMap data falls under data protection regulations. This could make usage and distribution of OpenStreetMap data illegal – maybe not in your country but in other countries!|
|place = plot|
|A named plot is a tract or parcel of land owned or meant to be owned by some owner.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Use the tag place=plot to identify a named plot is a tract or parcel of land owned or meant to be owned by some owner.
According to Wikipedia's, a plot is also known as a lot.
As any other OpenStreetMap object, a plot's boundaries are recorded by visual observation on the ground - so they do not necessarily match cadastral records, although Openstreetmap's plot does have some degree of kinship with its more administrative cousin, the cadastral plot.
place=plot is preferably used to tag an area.
Use name=* to record the plot's common name.
Examples in Openstreetmap
- Plot in a Jordanian refugee camp, according to the scheme defined by UNCHR
- "Mama Muga's Plot" in Kibera, example illustrative of plots in urban Africa
Examples in the wild
These images from Senegal show how each block is subdivided into land plots - each with a courtyard and several buildings that usually all belong to an extended family, often surrounded by a barrier=wall :