Tag:landuse=industrial

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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = industrial
Currant Creek Power Plant.jpg
Description
An area with predominantly workshops, factories or warehouses. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Landuse-industrial.png
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Wikidata

Use tag landuse=industrial to delineate areas of land used for industrial purposes. Industrial land may include buildings like workshops, factories or warehouses and their associated infrastructure (car parks, service roads, yards and so-on). Occasionally several industrial tenants may occupy one property in which case the property itself may be known as an industrial park (eventually be tagged with a place=* tag like place=neighbourhood).

How to map

Where possible, it is preferred to map as an area, otherwise a node at the centre of the area can be used. Either way, put the tag landuse=industrial on the area or node.

As an approximation, the area can contain the whole industrial zone together with parking lots and streets, but when represented in more detail, public streets are excluded (highway landuse).

Useful combination

For industrial sites involved in power generation see also power=* tags like power=plant, while other industrial features are mapped with man_made=*, for example a factory is tagged as man_made=works. Nevertheless, industrially used land (the land of the power plant) can also be tagged as landuse=industrial.

When not to use

This tag should only be used for land which is primarily used for industrial purposes. It should not be used sweepingly for larger areas containing industrial infrastructure at different places but most of the area as a whole not being used industrially (rather be more detailed and add industrial landuse to these parts only).

This comprises oil fields or wind farms. In such cases the land effectively used should be tagged with landuse=industrial but not the whole area.

See also

Possible tagging mistakes

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Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!