Tag:landuse=farmland

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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = farmland
Near North Wold Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1046318.jpg
Description
Area of farmland used mainly for tillage. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

An area of farmland used for tillage (cereals, vegetables, oil plants but also flowers).

How to map

Draw an area around the boundaries of the farmland, and tag with landuse=farmland.

See the tag landuse=farmyard instead to tag areas 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.

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, and vineyards landuse=vineyard, so many mappers 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.

Additional Tags

  • name=* - if the field has a common name
  • crop=* - to specify the crop grown

Landuse=farmland.jpg

Rendering

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See also

Possible Tagging Mistake

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If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!