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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = construction
Construction Site.JPG
An area being built on. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: lifecycle
Used on these elements
may 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
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

An area of land being built on.

How to map

Map an outline of the land being built area and add landuse=construction.

Additional tags

  • construction=residential (the kind of construction, usually what the landuse-tag should be when the construction is complete)
  • name=*
  • operator=The Building Company Ltd
  • opening_date=* can be used to indicate the date the feature opened or construction of the feature finished (do not use end_date=*)

Tags on additional objects

  • building=construction to map single buildings which are under construction. Usually you would use landuse=construction to tag the whole construction area, which is generally bigger than the building outline(s), and create new, separate objects for the under-construction buildings with this tag.


As with many other tag such as building=* or landuse=cemetery mapping such features as areas is highly preferable. But in some cases one may be able to mark location of a construction site but unable to mark its area.

Similar/alternative tags

  • landuse=greenfield - Land scheduled for new development where there have been no buildings before. A greenfield site is scheduled to turn into a construction site at some point in the future, though the timing may be unclear
  • landuse=brownfield - Brownfield is a land which was previously developed which is not currently in use
  • Proposed features/Wasteland - Past tag proposal for land not used for anything - not maintained or with any planned use.

See also

Common Tagging Mistake

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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