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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = commercial
Cambourne Business Park - geograph.org.uk - 15908.jpg
Commercial zone - predominantly services Edit or translate this description.
Group: Landuse
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Status: de facto

Use tag landuse=commercial to delineate areas of land used for commercial purposes. Commercial landuse mainly deals with services and trade (tertiary sector).

Such area may consists of offices, administration, laboratories, warehouses (logistics park), hotels, car repair stations and their associated infrastructure (car parks, service roads, lawns and so-on). Compared to industrial landuse (landuse=industrial) no goods are produced.

Occasionally several office buildings will be built on one property in which case the property itself may be known as a business park.

Areas that are mostly used for shops, restaurants etc are tagged as landuse=retail.

How to map

Map an area, which is directly adjacent to a neighbour landuse=*. The area can contain the whole commercial zone together with parking lots and streets. When you map the individual companies then you can add name, address and website=*.

Additional tags

  • name=* - to add the name (possibly branded) of the commercial zone or the name of the specific organization managing the site.
  • operator=* - the name of the organization managing this site and possibly other sites.
  • building=office for office buildings, or building=commercial if it is not possible to specify building type.
  • building=public - to map a single building inside the commercial zone. Also appropriate office=* or amenity=* may be mapped.

Example of rendering

See also