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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = depot
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An area used as a depot for trains, buses, trams, containers or other objects. 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 waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: proposedPage for proposal

landuse=depot is used to describe an area used as a depot for trains, buses, trams or other vehicles, but also for warehouses, container depots and more. This includes the whole area with halls and areas. In addition depot is usually privately owned by the operator and can sometimes contain other objects, such as buildings renovation. depot=* should also be used to determine what type of equipment is in the depot, but rather what it does. Example values can be railway, bus, tram, service, police. In addition, most of the depot should have a tag operator=* to determine who is using the depot. access=private may be adopted as the default. Additional tags, such as surface=*, access=*, name=*, ..., may also be added.

This tag is frequently used to everything that can be called depot including tram depots, warehouses, container depots, bus depots, aircraft boneyards, areas for storage of produced vehicles, railway yards and more.

Such mix of features in one tag is not really useful.

Note that railway depots are by definition railway landuse and landuse=railway is more established tag. Similarly bus and tram depots are already covered by landuse=commercial or landuse=industrial.



A bus depot:

Bielsko-Biała, zajezdnia MZK.jpg
Container depot: Puertobarcelona2.jpg
Aircraft boneyard: B52sdestroyed.jpg

See also

Alternative tagging

Such features may be also part of landuse=commercial or landuse=industrial or landuse=railway or landuse=military areas rather than using separate landuse values. For example railway yard is a clear landuse=railway, railway=depot or similar may be added if marking it is a depot is necessary.

Note that statistics below are not counting cases where depot area is not tagged with subtag of main landuse, for example most railway depots are tagged with landuse=railway without railway=depot.








Rendering in OpenStreetMap Carto was declined in 2015, in 2017 and in 2018.

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