|A former amenity feature which is not operating, but which is still in a reasonable state of repair.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
The key disused:amenity=* is used for former amenity=* features which are in a reasonable state of repair but which are currently unused. Examples include vacant or boarded-up dusty restaurant buildings or unused parking lots.
How to tag
Add disused:amenity to a node or area which represents a disused amenity=* feature. For example, a concrete parking area which is no longer used for parking cars but which still carries a name sign might be tagged as
This makes it unavailable to programs which find parking, and unlikely to be displayed as parking in any default renderings. The name is still relevant, and will still be searchable. If the area is opened up again, it's a simple matter to undo the prefixing.
disused:operator=The Oxford Pub Company
name=Fox & Hounds
|Boarded-up disused public house. It no longer has an operator as such - no beer is sold - but the name is still useful for navigation.|
Note that for some objects disused=yes is a good idea. For example disused quarries should be tagged landuse=quarry + disused=yes, not with disused:landuse=quarry. The difference is that amenity=* describes only active shops (where you may buy things or services) while landuse=quarry describes type of landscape, not a company operating there. The same applies also to for example man_made=adit or building=*.
- Lifecycle prefix
- Comparison of life cycle concepts, for a discussion of how to tag features through their life-cycle from proposal through operation to complete obliteration.