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Public-images-osm logo.svg industrial = factory
Using this tag is discouraged, use man_made=works + industrial=* for the type of factory instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: landuse
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 (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: deprecated

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: man_made=works + industrial=* for the type of factory.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

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.

Note: Using this tag is discouraged. 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.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!