Key:demolished:building

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Public-images-osm logo.svg demolished:building
Recently demolished building.jpg
Description
Recently demolished building. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Lifecycle
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

Usage

This tag is using demolished: lifecycle prefix. It is used for buildings that have been demolished, sometimes without any traces left.

OSM is for features existing on the ground. This tag, however, is useful for preventing other mappers from inadvertently remapping demolished features that are still visible in aerial/satellite imagery currently available in OSM editors.

It must not be used for buildings gone and unlikely to mapped by accident. Such objects should be not mapped and deleted if mapped. OpenStreetMap is mapping current state of the world, not its past.