[Tagging] building=disused

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 18:10:39 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 1:02 PM Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> JOSM warns me that "building=disuse" is deprecated, but doesn't tell
> me what to use instead.
> On the wiki, nether [[Key:building=disused]] nor
> [[Tag:building=disused]] exist, and [[Key:building]] says nothing aout
> how to tag "disused", "derelict" or "empty" buildings.
> Is JOSM correct, what's the preferred alternative, and why is there no
> easily-found documntation for this common use case?

If I recall correctly, JOSM favours lifecycle prefixes
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lifecycle_prefix, so you'd tag
`disused:building=*` or `abandoned:building=*` depending on how much
disrepair the building has fallen into. But take that with a grain of
salt because I'm speaking from the special kind of ignorance that
results from paying too much attention to this mailing list and the

73 de ke9tv/2, Kevin

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