[Tagging] Are disused=yes and abandoned=yes deprecated by disused:key=value & abandoned:key=value?

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 23:36:31 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 4:20 PM Mateusz Konieczny
<matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:
> I would say that use is deprecated for things like shop=* and in use
> for things like quarries, buildings, adits, bunkers etc

I wind up using a lifecycle prefix mostly when the former use is
recognizable, but there is another tag for what the thing has become.

Hence, combinations like 'highway=footway
abandoned:railway=narrow_gauge' (where aspects of the railroad can
still be seen) or 'landuse=brownfield disused:amenity=prison' (a
closed prison that the state is trying to redevelop for other uses),
or 'tourism=attraction historic=ruins ruins:building=hotel"
(historically important, burnt to the ground about eighty years ago,
the remaining stonework is architecturally interesting, and it's a
popular hiking destination)

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