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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = industrial
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Predominantly workshops, factories or warehouses Edit or translate this description.
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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


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.

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.

The area can contain the whole industrial zone together with parking lots and streets.

Useful combination

When not to use

This tag should only be used for areas which are – as a whole – 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.

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

Power generation and transmission is generally not considered industrial. Use the more specific power=* tags like power=plant or power=substation for this task.


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