[Tagging] Tagging scrap yards, junkyards

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Wed Jan 20 17:19:27 UTC 2016

On 20 January 2016 at 02:03, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to decide how to tag what we in the U.S. refer to as junkyards.
> Mostly these are where old automobiles go when they are discarded and are a
> source of used parts. They are therefore an amenity of considerable value,
> at least to some people. In other countries they might be called scrapyards
> (or perhaps salvage_yards or even some variation on automobile_salvage) so
> I'm looking for input from our little world-spanning community of expert
> taggers.
> Would amenity=waste_transfer_station be an option? See
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dwaste_transfer_station .
Perhaps this makes more sense for scrapyards that make most of their money
from selling the iron used in cars.

-- Matthijs
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