[Tagging] Oil fields - how to tag?

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sun Oct 15 10:29:34 UTC 2017

On Sunday 15 October 2017, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> I'm trying to determine the ideal tagging scenario for the many oil
> fields in the State of Alaska. The areas, which are large tracts of
> land leased from the State of Alaska, are typically very large
> (50-100 sq miles) and are mostly empty except for a few installations
> containing wellsites or pumping facilities for the raw petroleum.
> Consequently, all those installations are part of some larger leased
> and named tract.
> [...]

The wiki page on landuse=industrial has some suggestions:


Also consider:


Whatever you do - please do not tag the whole oil field as 
landuse=industrial, only use that for the individual sites where there 
is actual industrial infrastructure at the surface.

Christoph Hormann

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