|For describing the predominant usage of land along a road or other way.
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
For describing the predominant usage of land along a road or other way.
This tag is useful when:
- You are just passing through an area;
- You are not familiar with an area; and/or
- You do not have aerial imagery for the area you're editing.
If you are very familiar with an area or can definitely recognise landuse from the aerial imagery, the landuse=* tag can give better rendering results. Even in these circumstances, abutters can be marked in order to provide an exception to the general rule: for example, retail areas consisting of flats-above with retail fronting along a street in the middle of a predominantly residential area. It is also useful to specify abutters on highway=unclassified in urban contexts, to help distinguish them from rural contexts.
Current preset values in Potlatch are:
- commercial - offices and small businesses
- industrial - includes light industry
- retail - shops
See also: landuse
See below for values for the 'abutters' tag:
|predominantly office buildings, business parks, etc.
|predominantly workshops, factories, warehouses
|where there is no clear predominance, for example mixed shops and residences in an inner city ring
|predominantly houses and apartments
|All commonly used values according to Taginfo
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