Deprecated features

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A deprecated tag or deprecated feature is tagging that is recommended by OpenStreetMap community consensus for removal and replacement with other tagging.

Anybody is allowed and encouraged to use any tag they think is useful.

As tagging becomes more fine-grained and sophisticated over time, the community of mappers invent new tagging as needed to describe features in increasing detail. Occasionally, the community finds that extending existing tagging is not sufficient to meet current mapping needs, and instead, determines that an older tagging scheme should be replaced with new tagging that better models the world. In other cases, multiple competing tagging schemes may have arisen in parallel. If one or the other scheme gains sufficient community support over time, a consensus may develop to deprecate the other scheme. Documenting a feature as deprecated allows mappers and developers to understand which of multiple tagging schemes are recommended for use by the community.

Tags are typically discussed within wider community, for example at tagging mailing list in way that allows everybody to contribute. In cases of consensus that tagging in a different way is preferable tag can be considered as deprecated. There are various ways that together result in reduced tag usage and each requires consensus or agreement from relevant people

  • Tag can be described as unwanted together with reasons for that on OSM Wiki
  • Validator complaints may be added to JOSM, iD, Osmose and other validators or other Quality assurance tools
    • Typically it requires opening issue on bug tracker of a given project
  • Support may be dropped from presets and rendering of editors
    • Typically it requires opening issue on bug tracker of a given project
  • People may check tag usage in their area and edit objects to improve tagging
  • Support may be dropped among data consumers
    • Typically it requires opening issue on bug tracker of a given project
  • In rare cases automatic edits can be done to improve tagging. Such edits must follow Automated Edits code of conduct

Examples

There are some clear cases like highway=unsurfaced that has

  • no support among mappers
  • usage minimal compared to alternatives
  • conflicts with widely used tagging schemes for describing roads
  • no support by editors
  • no support by data consumers
  • validators complain about it when this tag is used

All this is a clear evidence that this tag is deprecated. As result it is described as a deprecated on this wiki.

On the other hand highway=motorway is clearly not deprecated

  • Massive and ongoing use by mappers
  • No viable alternatives
  • No conflict with other serious tagging schemes
  • Supported by editors
  • Supported by data consumers
  • No validator complains about its use

As result it is not described as a deprecated on this wiki.

Benefits and drawbacks

  • Deprecations may be used to eliminate tags that are confusing, inferior, synonymous and lead to mistakes
  • Deprecations of tags are confusing for mappers who used them, especially ones who missed deprecation discussion (most mappers never participate in such discussion, they just map)
  • Deprecations will break and irritate data consumers using deprecated tags
  • It is common that people treat "tag x is deprecated" or "tag x should be deprecated" or "someone told me that tag x is deprecated" as reason to make undiscussed mass edits violating Automated Edits code of conduct
  • Often expressed opinion is that in case of two tags with exactly the same meaning deprecating one and retagging objects is waste of time and energy and disturbs mapping for no benefit.
  • Often expressed opinion is that in such case of tags with the same meaning one should be deprecated
  • People often disagree which tags are synonymous, which is preferable and whatever deprecation should happen. In some cases discussion whatever deprecation actually happened is also hotly debated.
  • As result often expressed opinion is that discussions about deprecating is time-consuming affair not worth energy spend on it
  • At the same time many people are spending a lot of time on planning, proposing, supporting deprecations and making edits at least partially motivated by that

Wiki guidelines

Please also keep the description box in sync:

You may also use Template:Deprecated on the feature page.

In general, tags should be described as deprecated because there is no serious support for them among mappers. Opposite - documenting tags as deprecated on OSM Wiki and demanding mappers to change opinion is unwanted.

Everything is more complicated than expected

  • Opinion among mappers may differ by region - there is a clear consensus that associatedStreet relations are unwanted in Germany but at the same time mappers in France like it and continue to use this tagging scheme.
  • In some cases opinions of mappers are not nicely segregated in regions and mappers in the same area has different preferences. This case is most likely to result in conflicts.
  • Some tags may be supported or preferred in one editor, while other software may encourage to use a competing tagging schemes
  • In some cases validator complaints are unwanted and should be changed See for example this case where describing some tag combinations as deprecated was reverted. In general for any validator it is sometimes necessary to improve validator, not map data
  • Some tags with very high usage count are considered as deprecated - for example is_in=* tag family is considered as deprecated by JOSM.
  • Sometimes opinion among mappers or group of mappers conflicts with opinion among developers of validator or QA tool. Sometimes different groups of mappers request opposing changes to what kind of mapping should be considered as undesirable.
  • Just describing something as deprecated on the Wiki does not make a tag deprecated
  • Data consumers may lag behind what is preferred among mappers or present in database, sometimes very significantly. Note also that some projects consider providing useful feedback to mappers as an important goal (for example OSM Carto) while other map projects may have different priorities.
  • There are cases of tags deprecated via proposal process that are still in significant use and not considered as deprecated
  • Judging consensus among mappers is extremely hard, as only tiny minority participates in discussions and sometimes it is hard to distinguish between "single person supports this and likes to argue" from "this person represents many mappers sharing their opinion"
  • There are cases where tag is considered as deprecated by some software with strong recommendations to retag it, while supported by other software and mappers
    • In some cases deprecating and removal of such tag is a good idea, in some cases not
  • Opinions change over time, tags widely used or disliked or deprecated or approved years ago may currently be considered differently.
  • Some tags may have substantial presence (or be marked as deprecated) due to bugs in software, especially in presets, it is one more reason to not trust editors blindly
  • Sometimes new tag is deprecated, not old one. It happens when someone introduces new tag that duplicates already existing one, typically such tags are not gaining enough use to be even documented as deprecated.

Deprecated features

The following are features for which alternative tagging is recommended by those engaged in tagging discussions. Note that some of these features are still on Map Features and should remain there as long as they are still widely used!

Date Deprecated key/value Current usage Suggestion of replacement N Reason
2019-07-31 access=public

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access=yes 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2014-12-27 aerialway=canopy

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aerialway=zip_line 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-21 amenity=abandoned

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abandoned:amenity=*, or such 49 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Besides, the deprecated tagging does not indicate which kind of amenity (or whatever) it used to/will be... See also Lifecycle prefix.
2016-04-06 amenity=advertising

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advertising=* 11 An ad is not an amenity... Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated".
2015-12-18 amenity=artwork

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tourism=artwork 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-08 amenity=car_repair

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shop=car_repair 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 amenity=citymap_post

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tourism=information 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-18 amenity=community_center

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amenity=community_centre 39 British English is preferred in tags.
2015-12-21 amenity=creche

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amenity=childcare
or
amenity=kindergarten
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 amenity=disused

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disused:amenity=*, or such 49 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Besides, the deprecated tagging does not indicate which kind of amenity (or whatever) it used to/will be... See also Lifecycle prefix.
2015-02 amenity=dog_bin

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amenity=waste_basket+
waste=dog_excrement
or
amenity=vending_machine+
vending=excrement_bags
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-02 amenity=dog_waste_bin

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amenity=waste_basket+
waste=dog_excrement
or
amenity=vending_machine+
vending=excrement_bags
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-08 amenity=education

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amenity=college
or
amenity=school
or
amenity=college
or
amenity=university
or
office=tutoring
12 This tag has never been approved, nor had wide usage. Take one of the replacements to correctly tag the education place.
2014-07 amenity=emergency_phone

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emergency=phone 47 WikiProject Emergency Cleanup
2015-05-13 amenity=ev_charging

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amenity=charging_station 26 The latter tag is more expressive than the former.
2014-07 amenity=fire_hydrant

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emergency=fire_hydrant 47 WikiProject Emergency Cleanup
2009-10 amenity=garages

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amenity=parking+
parking=*
or
landuse=garages
50 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". There is currently no consensus on the preferred tagging suggestions, as both got consensus on Oct. 2009 (Proposed features/Additional parking types for amenity=parking; Proposed features/tag:landuse=garages).
2007 amenity=hotel

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tourism=hotel 7 better fits into toplevel tags
2015-12-22 amenity=kiosk

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shop=kiosk 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-21 amenity=nursery

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amenity=childcare
or
amenity=kindergarten
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-21 amenity=park

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leisure=park 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-12-18 amenity=preschool

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amenity=kindergarten 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 amenity=proposed

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proposed:amenity=*, or such 49 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Besides, the deprecated tagging does not indicate which kind of amenity (or whatever) it used to/will be... See also Lifecycle prefix.
2015-06-07 amenity=real_estate

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office=estate_agent 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-04 amenity=sauna

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leisure=sauna 32 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with_status "deprecated". Tagging as "leisure" has been proposed, while "amenity" has been marked as deprecated in the same time.
2007-07-16 amenity=shop

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shop=* 1 Introduction of "shop"
2014-10-20 amenity=winery

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shop=winery
or
craft=winery
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-11-07 amenity=youth_centre

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amenity=community_centre + community_centre:for=juvenile
or
community_centre:for=child;juvenile
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2013-10-06 bridge=arch

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bridge=yes+
bridge:structure=arch
25 Proposed features/Bridge types
2013-10-06 bridge=beam

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bridge=yes+
bridge:structure=beam
25 Proposed features/Bridge types
2013-10-06 bridge=humpback

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bridge=yes+
bridge:structure=humpback
25 Proposed features/Bridge types
2013-10-06 bridge=lift

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bridge=movable+
bridge:movable=lift
25 Proposed features/Bridge types
2013-10-06 bridge=pontoon

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bridge=yes+
bridge:structure=floating
25 Proposed features/Bridge types
2013-10-06 bridge=suspension

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bridge=yes+
bridge:structure=suspension
25 Proposed features/Bridge types
2013-10-06 bridge=swing

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bridge=movable+
bridge:movable=swing
or
bridge=yes+
bridge:structure=simple-suspension
24 Proposed features/Bridge types - was formerly used to map two very different bridge types (hanging/swinging rope bridges and movable swing bridges)
2012 building:type=*

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building=* 29 Proposed features/Building attributes has been abandoned.
2011-10-27 building=entrance

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entrance=* 14 Cleaning the semantics of the "building" tag; entrance=* approved. building=entrance is still considered coexisting.
2020-01-31 car=*

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motorcar=* 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2006 class=*

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highway=* 2 Introduction of Key:highway
2012-11-28 color=*

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colour=* 18 Usage of American form color probably mainly due to a bug in JOSM presets.
2013-10-22 date_off=*

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Conditional restrictions
or
opening_hours=*
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2013-10-22 date_on=*

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Conditional restrictions
or
opening_hours=*
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2013-10-22 day_off=*

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Conditional restrictions
or
opening_hours=*
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2013-10-22 day_on=*

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Conditional restrictions
or
opening_hours=*
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2018-06-28 camp_site=pitch

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tourism=camp_pitch 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2018-06-28 camp_site=camp_pitch

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tourism=camp_pitch 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2019-06-12 diaper=*

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changing_table=* 20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2014-05-01 drinkable=*

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drinking_water=* 21 There is no need for redundant tags. One key is sufficient.
2012-09-14 escalator=*

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highway=steps+
conveying=*
38 Proposed features/Escalators and Moving Walkways
2008-10-19 fenced=yes

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barrier=fence 48 Introduction of barrier=*
2015-12-21 highway=abandoned

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abandoned:highway=*, or such 49 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Besides, the deprecated tagging does not indicate which kind of amenity (or whatever) it used to/will be... See also Lifecycle prefix.
2009-08 highway=byway

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highway=track/path +
designation=byway_open_to_all_traffic or designation=restricted_byway
access=*
13 More accurate tagging for public rights of way in England and Wales.
2012 highway=ford

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ford=* 17 "highway=ford" on a way doesn't allow tagging the highway itself (as e.g. "unclassified"). This doesn't apply to nodes; though, and renderers haven't quite caught up (ref openstreetmap-carto issue 267 and elsewhere) - don't automatically (or semi-automatically) change "ford" node tagging.
2008-06-12 highway=incline_steep

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incline=* 3 Any type of highway=* (primary, secondary, ...) may have inclined sections tagged separately, this does not create a new type of highway
2008-06-12 highway=incline

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incline=* 3 Any type of highway=* (primary, secondary, ...) may have inclined sections tagged separately, this does not create a new type of highway
2007 highway=minor

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highway=tertiary or highway=unclassified or highway=service or such 9 Abandoned feature.
2014-09-21 highway=no

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No tags 33 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". See DE:Tag:highway=no.
2008-10-19 highway=stile

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barrier=stile 4 Their "concept" better fits in this new key and highway gets a bit uncluttered.
2008-03-19 highway=unsurfaced

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highway=* +
surface=unpaved

highway=track
5 Any highway classification can be unsurfaced.
2014-10-19 historic_name=*

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old_name=*
or
name=*
37 Taken from Category:Key descriptions with status_"deprecated".
2015-12-21 historic=abandoned

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abandoned:historic=*, or such 49 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Besides, the deprecated tagging does not indicate which kind of amenity (or whatever) it used to/will be... See also Lifecycle prefix.
2008-01-10 historic=icon

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No 6 No description, usage completely unknown
2008-01-20 historic=museum

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tourism=museum 16 Tag historic=* should be used for historic items (and therefore not a museum).
2013-10-22 hour_off=*

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Conditional restrictions
or
opening_hours=*
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2013-10-22 hour_on=*

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Conditional restrictions
or
opening_hours=*
20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2010 landuse=farm

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landuse=farmland
or
landuse=farmyard
36 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Originally designed to mark agricultural zones, this tag has confused many contributors, who tagged also buildings with it.
2010 landuse=field

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landuse=farmland 46 Proposed features/agricultural Field#Conclusion?
2011-05-09 landuse=pond

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natural=water+
water=pond
30 Even though this tag is widely used, it has been deprecated by Proposed features/Water details. Both tagging schemes should persist for some time.
2007-07-16 landuse=wood

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landuse=forest
or
natural=wood
8 Was intended to depend on whether the woodland/forest was "managed" or "primaeval", but also see Forest for more discussion about the problems here.
2017-04-13 leisure=beach

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natural=beach 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2014-08-02 leisure=club

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club=* 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 leisure=gambling

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amenity=gambling or such 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2014-01-27 leisure=video_arcade

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leisure=adult_gaming_centre for venues with gambling machines;
or
leisure=amusement_arcade for venues with pay-to-play games.
44 Proposed features/Gambling
2017-04-06 man_made=cooling_tower

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man_made=tower+
tower:type=cooling
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 man_made=cut_line

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man_made=cutline 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2017-06-17 man_made=hot_water_tank

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man_made=storage_tank+
content=hot_water
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2013-05-23 man_made=jetty

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man_made=pier 42 Tag whose definition remains unclear. man_made=pier is way more widely used.
2016-01-02 man_made=village_pump

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man_made=water_well 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-07-09 man_made=water_tank

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man_made=storage_tank+
content=water
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 man_made=well

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man_made=water_well 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-03-19 name:botanical=*

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species=* 37 Taken from Category:Key descriptions with status_"deprecated".
2011-08-31 natural=land

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Relation type=multipolygon
or
natural=coastline
15 For tagging islands in lakes and rivers use Relations/Multipolygon, for islands in the sea use natural=coastline and place=island.
2008-11-18 natural=marsh

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natural=wetland +
wetland=marsh
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2017-03-08 natural=moor

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Look the natural=moor page for lots of suggestions. 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2009-08-08 noexit=no

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fixme=Continue 40 If there is an exit... it should be mapped!
2016-03-02 office=administrative

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office=government 55 Proposed features/Government offices
2015-06-07 office=real_estate_agent

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office=estate_agent 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-06-07 office=real_estate

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office=estate_agent 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2012-12-08 place_name=*

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name=* 23 Although it made sense in the past, nowadays it completely overlaps with name=*. More info here.
2016-06-30 pole=transition

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location:transition=yes 54 Implementation of location=* key by Proposed features/PipelineExtension which also supports underwater.
2010-09 power_rating=*

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generator:output=* 28 Proposed features/generator rationalisation
2010-09 power_source=*

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generator:source=* 28 Proposed features/generator rationalisation
2013-01-24 power=station

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power=substation
or
power=plant
or
power=generator
19 The value "station" is ambiguous and has been used both for substations and power plants / generators ("power station"). Please take the opportunity to review the object and add useful information, not just "correct" it.
2014-11-25 power=sub_station

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power=substation 19 The value "station" is ambiguous and has been used both for substations and power plants / generators ("power station"). Please take the opportunity to review the object and add useful information, not just "correct" it.
2013-02-01 power=underground_cable

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power=cable + location=underground 54 Implementation of location=* key by Proposed features/PipelineExtension which also supports underwater.
2014-10-24 railway=preserved

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historic=railway+
railway=rail (or whatever type) +
railway:preserved=yes
41 See OpenRailwayMap/Aktiventreffen 2014 2#Tracks. Clashes with railway=narrow_gauge when such railways are preserved.
2008-05-30 route=ncn

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Cycle_routes 27 Cycle routes
2007-07-16 shop=*

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shop=yes
or
shop=* (the actual shop type)
51 A star '*' should not be considered as a correct value tag.
2015-12-08 shop=antique

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shop=antiques 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2012-03-08 shop=auto_parts

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shop=car_parts 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2014-01-27 shop=betting

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shop=bookmaker
or
shop=lottery

See also Tag:shop=betting.
44 Proposed features/Gambling
2016-01-02 shop=disused

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disused:shop=*, or such 49 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". Besides, the deprecated tagging does not indicate which kind of amenity (or whatever) it used to/will be... See also Lifecycle prefix.
2017-04-06 shop=dive

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shop=scuba_diving 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2010-06-06 shop=fish

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shop=seafood (see also Tag:shop=fish). 45 Proposed features/seafood shop
2010-06-06 shop=fishmonger

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shop=seafood 45 Proposed features/seafood shop
2015-12-20 shop=furnace

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shop=houseware
or
shop=heating
or
craft=plumber
52 This tag is confusing. A furnace is a big oven used for melting metals; some people also applied this tag for shops selling cooking stoves.
2016-01-02 shop=gallery

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shop=art 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2014-01-27 shop=gambling

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amenity=gambling (see also Tag:shop=gambling). 44 Proposed features/Gambling
2017-04-06 shop=glass

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craft=glaziery 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2017-04-07 shop=moneylender

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shop=money_lender 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2012-02-11 shop=organic

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shop=*+
organic=*
34 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated". See also Talk:Tag:shop=organic.
2015-12-08 shop=perfume

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shop=perfumery 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2015-06-07 shop=real_estate

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office=estate_agent 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2020-04-23 shop=vehicles

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Specific values of shop=* such as shop=car, shop=bicycle, shop=boat etc. instead 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 shop=window

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craft=window_construction 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2016-01-02 shop=windows

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craft=window_construction 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2013-12-23 sport=diving

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sport=scuba_diving
or
sport=cliff_diving
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2010-08-25 sport=gaelic_football

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sport=gaelic_games+
specific tag of gaelic game
35 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated".
2016-09-13 sport=paragliding

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sport=free_flying
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2014-05-28 tourism=bed_and_breakfast

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tourism=guest_house+
guest_house=bed_and_breakfast
31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2008-03-19 waterway=mooring

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mooring=* 10 More flexibility; allows us to keep original value of waterway=
2016-01-02 waterway=wadi

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waterway=stream or waterway=river
+intermittent=yes
or/and
natural=valley
53 In Arabic wadi means valley, but this conflicts with explanations in Wikipedia and probably with interpretations in various parts of the world. For initial discussion that ended with wadi deprecation see https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2015-January/thread.html#20946. Beware that this kind of edit requires local knowledge: it is impossible to do it correctly with mass replace without local knowledge.
2014-06-06 wood=*

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leaf_type=* 22 The values wood=coniferous and wood=deciduous are ambiguous. It was approved to use leaf_type=* instead.
2018-10-27 man_made=MDF

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telecom=exchange 56
2019-03-26 shop=underwear

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shop=clothes + clothes=underwear 57
2019-10-27 power=marker

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marker=* + utility=power 59
2019-10-27 power=cable_distribution_cabinet

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man_made=street_cabinet + utility=power 60
2019-10-27 pipeline=marker

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marker=* + utility=gas or marker=* + utility=oil 61
2020-7-14 role=*

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Use relations. for eg type=multipolygon for role=outer/inner, type=restriction for roles=from/to, type=waterway for role=main_stream 62
2020-12-5 protect_class=23

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boundary=special_economic_zone 63 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=air_traffic

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hazard=low_flying_aircraft 64 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=bend

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hazard=curve 65 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=bicycle

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hazard=cyclists 66 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=bicycles

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hazard=cyclists 67 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=cattle

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hazard=animal_crossing + hazard:animal=cow 69 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=deer

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hazard=animal_crossing + hazard:animal=moose 71 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=reindeer

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hazard=animal_crossing + hazard:animal=reindeer 72 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=wild_animal

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hazard=animal_crossing + hazard:animal=wild_animal 73 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=wild_animals

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hazard=animal_crossing + hazard:animal=wild_animal 74 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=farm_animals

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hazard=animal_crossing + hazard:animal=livestock 75 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=crosswinds

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hazard=side_winds 76 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=dangerous_turn

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hazard=turn 77 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=pedestrian

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hazard=pedestrians 78 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=playing_children

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hazard=children 79 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=rockfall

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hazard=falling_rocks 80 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=rock_slide

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hazard=landslide 81 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 hazard=slippery_road

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hazard=slippery 82 Proposed_features/hazard
2020-12-27 protect_class=16

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hazard=* 83 Proposed_features/hazard
2014-01-06 emergency=aed

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emergency=defibrillator 84 Redundant tag.
2017-04-12 highway=razed

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razed:=* prefix, or more specifically razed:highway=* (or other lifecycle prefix) 85
2018 (maybe 2013) building=building

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building=yes 86
2021-01-17 protect_class=25

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landuse=military+military=* 87
2021-02 amenity=swimming_pool

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leisure=swimming_pool 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 shop=lingerie

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shop=clothes+clothes=underwear 20 This is more expressive and more flexible.
2021-02 amenity=gym

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leisure=sports_centre

or leisure=fitness_centre

7 better fits into toplevel tags
2021-02 amenity=office

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office=* 88
2021-02 amenity=hospice

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healthcare=hospice

or amenity=social_facility

31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 clothes=lingerie

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clothes=underwear 89
2021-02 clothes=bridal

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clothes=wedding 89
2021-02 amenity=public_building

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various 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 tomb=cenotaph

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historic=memorial 90
2021-02 shop=photography

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shop=photo 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 amenity=life_ring

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emergency=life_ring 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 amenity=administration

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office=government or such 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 access=restricted

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access=private or (depending on situation and other present tags) - access=forestry, access=agricultural 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 office=therapist

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healthcare=physiotherapist 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 office=healthcare

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various 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-03 amenity=private_toilet

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None 91 Mapping such toilets is the bad practice. See Good practice
2021-03 amenity=house

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building=house 7 better fits into toplevel tags
2021-03 amenity=healthcare

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See Healthcare 94
2021-03 amenity=health_centre

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See Healthcare 94
2021-02 office=tax

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office=government + government=tax or office=tax_advisor 55 Proposed features/Government offices
2021-02 amenity=register_office

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office=government + government=register_office 55 Proposed features/Government offices
2021-02 sport=hockey

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sport=ice_hockey or sport=field_hockey 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 sport=football

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sport=* (various values) 93
2021-02 sport=shooting_range

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sport=shooting + "physical" tag 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-02 amenity=club

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club=* 31 Taken from Category:Tag descriptions with status "deprecated"
2021-05-19 post_office:type=*

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post_office=* 95 Proposed features/shop as post-partner

This template can be viewed and edited at Template:Deprecated_features

Significant successful deprecations

"significant" means that deprecated tag was used widely, preferably at least 10 000 times.

"successful" means that new tag is now supported and accepted, while old is at least mostly removed

See also

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