|place = isolated_dwelling|
|The smallest kind of settlement (1-2 households).|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
Isolated dwellings are the smallest kind of human settlement. They are outside other settlements (this does not mean that they are outside administrative boundaries) and form by themselves a settlement. The whole settlement must not consist of more than 2 households. For bigger settlements use another tag, maybe place=hamlet might be appropriate.
How to map
Place a node at the center of the isolated dwelling, like the main building or some other central point and tag it place=isolated_dwelling.
Mapping isolated dwellings as areas
The most common method of mapping isolated dwellings is with a node placed at the center. Some mappers however map isolated dwellings with an area instead of using a node. Isolated dwellings often do not have a verifiable outline though and different interpretations of the meaning of areas representing populated places exist - more details can be found on the place key page. Data users should not expect the area geometries of isolated dwellings to have a particular meaning.
- place=farm - An individually named farm
- place=locality - A named place that has no population
- place=hamlet - A smaller rural community, typically with fewer than 100-200 inhabitants, and little infrastructure
- place=village - A smaller distinct settlement, smaller than a town with few facilities available with people traveling to nearby towns to access these
- place=town - An important urban centre, between a village and a city in size