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Describes the physical condition of an object (good, bad) Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
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may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: imported


condition=* is a property that usually describes the physical working condition of an object, such as good, fair, poor, etc.

The main user of this tag (as of August 2015) was a MassGIS highway=* import with values good, fair, deficient, and intolerable. [1]

Qualitative tags like this have problems with low verifiability, which is that one mapper's "poor" might be another's "fair".

condition=* can also have issues with ambiguity (i.e. which of the tags on the object is in "poor" condition?). This can be addressed by using condition as a suffix, such as with building:condition=*. Beware that this usage clashes with condition in the sense of a constraint: parking:condition=* describes what conditions must be satisfied to park.

See Also

  • Not to be confused with conditional=*.
  • Comparison of life cycle concepts
  • state=* - Operational state of a route relation or route section
  • status=* - is a vague key with a variety of meanings (key status: deprecated)
  • operational_status=* - Observation of the current functional status of a mapped feature - now discouraged
  • tracktype=* - Provides a classification of tracks
  • smoothness=* - Provide a classification scheme regarding the physical usability of a way for wheeled vehicles
  • surface=* - Describes the surface of a feature
  • natural=volcano – condition sometimes means the activity of a volcano (active, extinct)