Key:residential

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Description
Subtag of landuse=residential used to denote urban from rural areas Edit or translate this description.
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

Usage

This tag is used together with landuse=residential to mark the "type" of residential area.

Tag Description TagInfo
residential=urban Urban residential landuse.
residential=rural Rural, mostly undeveloped residential landuse.
residential=apartments The outline of an apartment complex, implies residential=urban.

Minor values / other usages

residential=* is a sub-tag used by various people to refine the meaning of landuse=residential, into finer categories.

There is no strong consensus on which categories to use in this subtag. See the taginfo list of current values used.

Proposed approaches include:

See also SK53 2011 blog on augmenting residential land use.