Tag:landuse=animal_keeping

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Open stable Velm Neuhaus.jpg
Description
An area of land that is used to keep animals 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
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

Wikidata

The tag landuse=animal_keeping can be used to map an area that is used to keep animals, particularly horses and livestock.

Tagging

Draw the area where the animals are kept and apply the tag landuse=animal_keeping to it.

Besides the main tag landuse=animal_keeping the following sub-tags can be used for further refinement:

  • animal_keeping=*<animal>, where <animal> means the name of the animal (english singular form). If more than one species is kept, provide a semi-colon-separated list, e.g. animal_keeping=sheep;cow .
  • animal_keeping:type=*=open_stable/paddock/...

Examples

Tags Description Photo
area
landuse=animal_keeping
animal_keeping=horse
animal_keeping:type=open_stable
An open stable for horses.
In the UK the term open stable is rather unknown, because for some legal reason these are non-existent there. Somewhat similar to a field_shelter — sometimes called a free barn. Contrary to an open stable the facilities within the area (e.g., feeding stations, watering places, etc.) have to be moveable.
Open stable Velm Neuhaus.jpg
area
landuse=animal_keeping
animal_keeping=horse
animal_keeping:type=paddock
A paddock for horses. Also valid for the open-air area of a paddock box. For the closed area of a paddock box see building=stable.
For pasture use landuse=meadow and preferable meadow=pasture.
Paddock 2006 by-RaBoe.jpg

If the boundaries of paddock or open stable and any surrounding farm yard are unclear, consider using landuse=farmyard for the whole area instead.

See Also

There are two similar tags that are more common:

  • landuse=meadow is commonly used for areas of meadow and pasture for livestock grazing
  • landuse=farmyard is commonly used for areas with farm buildings, including stables and barns, and is sometimes used for cattle yards, paddocks, and livestock pens.

Proposal

The proposal for this tag was not further maintained, but the tag has gained significant use.