|landuse = meadow|
|An area of meadow or pasture: land primarily vegetated by grass and other non-woody plants, mainly used for hay or grazing|
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|Status: de facto|
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Used to tag an area of land primarily vegetated by grass plus other non-woody plants, mainly used for hay (meadow) or for grazing animals (pasture).
How to map
Draw a way around the area of the meadow, and tag landuse=meadow.
Tags in combination
If the meadow or pasture has a name, add name="name of meadow".
The key meadow=* has been used to indicate the process that protects the meadow status, or the kind of meadow.
- meadow=agricultural a hay meadow or pasture, maintained by cutting, mowing or grazing.
- meadow=transitional an area of grass which is transitioning to heath, scrub or woodland.
- meadow=perpetual a "meadow" which is retained by natural factors. (It is more common to use natural=grassland in this case)
- meadow=pasture a pasture for grazing livestock (not a hay meadow).
- meadow=paddock an area of grass where horses or other animals are kept
- meadow=meadow_orchard an area which is both an orchard (with trees grown for fruit or nuts) and a meadow. (Also see orchard=meadow_orchard + landuse=orchard)
- landuse=farmland - An area of farmland used for tillage (cropland). This tag is sometimes also used for pasture or meadow.
- landuse=grass - An area of mown and managed grass, e.g. a lawn in a park, the middle of a roundabout, part of a golf course, the side of the road etc. Maybe consider surface=grass or landcover=grass.
- natural=grassland - An area of non-cultivated grassland.
- natural=scrub - A plant community characterized by vegetation dominated by shrubs (bush) More woody plants than a meadow or grassland.
- natural=heath - A dwarf-shrub habitat, characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation, often dominated by plants of the Ericaceae. More woody plants than a meadow or grassland.
- Vegetation - summary of tags related to areas of vegetation of different types