HIFLD/United States Poultry Import

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The United States Poultry Import is an import of the Poultry Slaughtering and Processing Facilities dataset which covers chicken slaughterhouses and processing facilities in the United States. The import is currently at the planning stage.


Improve OSM's coverage on meat industry.

Import Data


Data source site: https://hifld-geoplatform.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/geoplatform::poultry-slaughtering-and-processing-facilities-1/about
Data license: None, PD
Type of license (if applicable): Public Domain
ODbL Compliance verified: yes

Import Type

One-time point import, upload with JOSM. No existing features will be modified.

Data Preparation

Tagging Plans

All features will be tagged with:

Additionally, slaughterhauses will get a industrial=slaughterhouse tag. In the orginal dataset, they are identified by the "TEXT35=SLAUGHTER, PROCESSING/SLAUGHTER" tag. Most POIs are only related to the processing of the meat - since ~10% are actually only selling of meat, they get a "fixme=check if shop=butcher fits better". Identified by "TEXT35=PROCESSING" Also, some meat warehouses are included - identified by "TEXT35=ID WAREHOUSE". Instead of man_made=works, they will get a "building=warehouse" tag and a "fixme=convert to area" tag.

In total, around 4,000 features are to be added. 3,100 are meat processing facilities, 700 are slaughterhouses and 200 are warehouses.

Changeset Tags

"Mapping chicken processing facilities" will be used as comment. This page gets linked too.

Data Transformation

In the orginal dataset, company's names are completely in UPPER CASE. This was fixed with QGIS.

Data Transformation Results


Data Merge Workflow

Team Approach

The data size is way too small to warrant a team.


Comflation will be done in JOSM with the conflation plugin. If a man_made=works, industrial=slaughterhouse, shop=butcher or shop=deli is near, the POI will not be uploaded.

See also

The email to the Imports mailing list was sent on 2022-04-19 and can be found in the archives of the mailing list at [1].