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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = *
Osm element tag.svg
Use building=yes instead.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: deprecated


There is no value whatsoever in using building=* instead building=yes. Meaning is the same, it just makes it harder to support it by various tools. For example StreetComplete will ask about building type for building=yes, it will not happen with this building type.

As bonus "*" character in text like "building=*" is often used in meaning "any value"[1]. It makes using "*" as a value especially confusing.

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