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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = farmland
Near North Wold Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1046318.jpg
Area of farmland used mainly for tillage. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Landuse
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An area of farmland used for tillage (cereals, vegetables, oil plants but also flowers).

How to map

Use the tag landuse=farmyard instead to tag an area of land with farm buildings like farmhouses, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.

Obviously in many parts of the world we can expect very large swathes of land (almost everywhere outside of our towns and cities) to be used for farming, and therefore tagged landuse=farmland. This may raise some interesting questions about how to handle landuse in general. A more general page on this topic is Land use and areas of natural land. But for the time being perhaps we should follow the Newport (permalink) example, and just get on with it!

This tag is sometimes used for tagging every agricultural area (except farmyards). However we also have separate tags for: meadows and pastures landuse=meadow (which is labelled landuse=farmland in the picture), fruit orchards landuse=orchard, some people prefer to use landuse=farmland for cropland only.

It is often useful to map the field boundaries within a farm area, especially when many public rights of way follow these boundaries. The use of various barrier=* tags is appropriate in this case.

For abandoned, overgrown farmland areas use natural=grassland or natural=scrub.


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