[Tagging] building = house vs detached.

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sun Jul 22 20:11:18 UTC 2018

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 9:51 PM Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com> wrote:

> I know that in the USA, it's very common to see detached houses tagged
> as building=house, and there have been lots of mappers and imports of
> house footprints using this tag. Possibly related to the fact that the
> term "detached" is not used very much in the USA, so building=house is a
> much more natural tag to most Americans' ears.

In the US detached may also be inferred as an accessory dwelling unit, such
as what is often called a "Mother-in-law" unit.  Around me they are legally
called Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) [1].  I typically have been tagging
single family houses as building=house. I realize it that they should be
building=detached, but so many residential homes in the US are tagged as


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