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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = meadow
An area of meadow or pasture: land primarily vegetated by grass and other non-woody plants, mainly used for hay or grazing. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Landuse Meadow.png
Group: landuse
Used on these elements
should not 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: de facto

Used to tag an area of meadow or pasture - 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.


Rendering example

See also

  • 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, part of a golf course, roadside verges etc.
  • surface=grass - To indicate the surface of a specific use feature e.g. leisure=pitch
  • 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

Tagging mistakes

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