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Public-images-osm logo.svg meadow
Used to indicate the kind of meadow. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 2
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

The key meadow=* has been used with the tag landuse=meadow to indicate the kind of meadow.

Meadows in certain climates would become scrub or woodland if left alone. Meadows can be quickly colonised by woody plants that will shade out meadow species.


Draw a way around the area of the meadow, and tag landuse=meadow + meadow=*.


See also

  • crop=* - the crop produced by cultivated land
  • produce=* - the produce of an agricultural area
  • landuse=farmland - An area of farmland used for tillage (cropland), sometimes also used for pasture or meadow.
  • landuse=grass - An area of mown and managed grass, e.g. a lawn in a park, the middle of a roundabout, part of a golf course, the side of the road etc. Maybe consider surface=grass or landcover=grass.
  • natural=grassland - An area of non-cultivated grassland.
  • Vegetation - summary of tags related to areas of vegetation of different types