[Tagging] New proposal draft to simplify the mapping of farm buildings (stables)

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 23:45:23 UTC 2019

Re: > "The best I could come up with was  landuse=farmland +
produce=live_animal + animal=chicken"

It's more common to use landuse=farmyard for poultry farms, and if you
use produce=* it's more common to specify eggs, meat or live_animal=*
depending on what is sold.

To specify that the farmyard is a poultry farm: farmyard=poultry,
animal=chicken, or livestock=poultry (or =chicken) are sometimes used.

As mentioned a week or two ago, there are a couple of different ways
to describe areas like paddocks for horses, cattle yards, sheepfolds,
poultry yards, etc, and for specifying pasture areas used for certain

Mostly these are on landuse=farmyard or landuse=meadow

See thread starting in:

1) landuse=meadow + meadow=pasture (9000 uses), =paddock (300 uses); -
not specific

2) landuse=animal_keeping + animal_keeping=horse, =cow, =sheep (2232
uses, 1855 are =horse)

3) landuse=farmyard + farmyard=feedlot, =poultry, =cattle yard, =dairy
etc (1500 uses)

4) animal=yes + landuse=meadow/farmyard/etc; values =chicken, =cow,
=cattle, =goat, =sheep, etc (2137 uses with meadow/farmyard - but
"=yes" is most of them, and it's also used for zoo animal, pets)

5) produce=* + landuse=meadow/farmyard/etc; common values milk, =eggs,
=cheese, =meat, =live_animal, or rarely =<name of animal> (190 uses)

6)  livestock=* + landuse=meadow/farmyard/etc.; values =cattle,
=poultry, =horse, =pig, =chicken (132 uses)

Also see crop=* + landuse=meadow/farmyard; values =<name of animal>,
=poultry, =dairy, -=fish, =milk, etc - (poultry 468 times, dairy 187,
fish 64 - but I wouldn't use "crop=" this way myself)

(For aquaculture, most common is: landuse=aquaculture +
aquaculture=<name of organism>; egg =shrimp, =fish, =seaweed, etc.)

On 8/29/19, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 29. Aug 2019, at 00:34, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> The preferences range from free-range chickens
>> https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&biw=1242&bih=603&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=dv1mXaqGAY6UvQSrmrHoBA&q=free+range+chicken+farm&oq=free+range+chicken&gs_l=img.3.1.0l10.741863.743719..746741...0.0..0.334.2142.0j6j3j1......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i7i30.SutsHdHWImU
> “free_range” as a term would work for pigs as well:
> https://www.google.com/search?q=free+range+pig+farm
> Not sure it is needed if we look at used tagging, it could be described e.g.
> with these tags:
> landuse=meadow or farmland
> meadow or farmland=pasture
> animal=pig / cow / sheep / chicken / turkey / goose / ostrich / poultry (if
> you want to be less specific) / ...
> (“animal” is less established tagging)
> Is pasture as a term ok for a small area? Inside a farmyard, how would a
> animal enclosure be tagged like? If pigsty is the value for an area with
> outside area and a building, which is the key?
> split the farmyard landuse and add
> farmyard=pigsty?
> The farm as an entity could be represented by a place=farm area, if
> splitting the landuse is a concern.
> Cheers Martin

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