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A building or part of a building that is used as a stable for horses Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Area building=yes.png
Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

The tag building=stable resp. building:use=stable can be used to tag a building as a  stable for horses.

How to map

If a building as a whole represents a stable, first map the building as usual and tag it with building=stable or alternatively as building=* with a different value and the tag building:use=stable. The latter variant is recommended in case the building was not originally built as a stable but is now used as one.

If only part of a building is used as a stable, first map the building but use the tag building=yes (or whatever value is most appropriate), then map the area of the stable within the building as a polygon and add building:use=stable to it.


Tags Description
area building=stable A building that is solely used as a stable for horses.
area building=yes

and another polygon
area building:use=stable

A stable for horses that is only part of a larger building.
The building is now used as a stable, but was not originally built as one.


The tag building=stable only identifies a building as a stable for horses. It does not relate to any facility by itself.

  • If you want to map a riding stable, i.e. a facility where people go in their spare time and practice horse riding, see instead leisure=horse_riding.
  • If other animals than horses are kept there, please consider the tag building=sty for pigs and building=cowshed for cows.

Related tags

See also