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Public-images-osm logo.svg industrial = factory
Wolfsburg VW-Werk.jpg
Industrial area with factories. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: industrial
Used on these elements
may 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)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A factory is an industrial-scale production site that brings together a large number of different operations and produces products largely with the help of machines, production workers and plant management.

The industrial=* key is intended to specialize the type of factory/industry, not the mere presence of a factory. man_made=works is intended for tagging the presence of a factory instead.

How to map

Draw an area area around the grounds of the factory or place a node node at the centre of the grounds.


See also

  • man_made=works - a commonly used attribute for a factory or plant

Common tagging mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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