|Observation of the current functional status of a mapped feature - now discouraged|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 1|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
|There are established alternatives for this tag. Consider using a lifecycle prefix such as disused:, abandoned: or construction:, or in some cases a lifecycle tag such as disused=*, abandoned=* or construction=*, see Comparison of life cycle concepts.|
The key operational_status=* has been used in the past to document an observation of the current functional status of a mapped feature.
In the past this tag was sometimes used by the HDM for Humanitarian mapping projects, for example with amenity=drinking_water. It has also been used with building imports and some organized mapping activities.
Values in use
A wide variety of similar values have been used with this key, many with overlapping meanings.
Positive (functional / operational):
Negative (Not operational or function):
- operational_status=non-operational (also in use: operational_status=non_operational and other variants, see discussion.)
If place has no drinking water then amenity=drinking_water should not be placed there. For places where no longer working drinking fountain or some its remains are present lifecycle prefixes are more fitting. disused:amenity=drinking_water/broken:amenity=drinking_water/etc would be superior.
Expecting that all data consumers will check and exclude operational_status=broken operational_status=closed operational_status=non-operational operational_status=under_construction operational_status=non_operational and other such tags is not reasonable, as list of such values (and keys) may expand at any time.