|landuse = meadow|
|An area of meadow or pasture|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
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
Many meadows would eventually become scrub if let alone. Meadows can be quickly colonised by woody plants that will shade out meadow species.
If it is known, indicate the process that protects the meadow status.
- If the meadow is retained by environmental factors, add meadow=perpetual.
- If the meadow is retained by cutting or using grazing, add meadow=agricultural.
If the process that protects the meadow status is missing or is stopped the meadow will become scrub.
- If the meadow is clearly an area of land without a process to retain the meadow, add meadow=transitional.
If the meadow has a name, add name="name of meadow".
- landuse=farmland - An area of farmland used for tillage and pasture.
- 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
- Land use and areas of natural land - about landuse mapping in general