[Tagging] landuse=depot?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 14:49:26 UTC 2021

I do not see why we always create new duplicate taggings, introducing
additional layers that often even cause additional problems.
More alternative mapping we have for the sma concept more difficukt the job
of the data users.

The original page form abot 2017 was perfectly fine in my view.
It resolved my perplexity about whether a bus depot is landuse=commercial
or landuse=industrial or landuse=X.
The page correctly proposed to us depot=bus and I was done.
Similarly a large container "port" (train - lorry) with huge cranes and
warehouses and everything. Is that industrial or commercial? Nothing is
produced there, so industrial is not correct, nothing is sold there, so
commercial is out as well. Landuse=depot plus depot=container would fit
NB At present it's double tagged with two overlapping polygons:
landuse=railway and landuse =indstrial - this needs sorting out.

We also have a tram depot.
It is actually tagged without any landuse. The tram garage building is
"yes" and then there are rails outside the building. This one could do with
a landuse=depot plus depot=tram.  Again it's neither commercil nor

On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 13:22, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> (1) this does not mean that landuse=depot is an optimal tag
> (2) using the same tag for aircraft boneyards, container depots,
> storage of military vehicles, stockpile of goods, railway depot,
> bus depot and everything else called depot seems subotimal
> Jan 10, 2021, 12:19 by voschix at gmail.com:
> What is wrong with it? Bus or road-maintenance depots are clearly land-use
> cases.
> Besides that, I think there can be no voting anymore. It is an established
> tag with 1400 uses.
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 11:55, Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> after a discussion about retagging road maintenance facilities in
> Germany as landuse=depot i got a bit annoyed by the IMHO abuse of
> the landuse= key with the depot value.
> It seems this landuse value is only proposed but the wiki page makes
> people think this is an established tag people should use.
> Arguments of mine that this is a refinement of a commercial/industrial
> landuse and should be an man_made or amenity have all been brought
> up in the carto rendering requests and thus these requests have all been
> denied.
> Still the wiki page for landuse=depot exists and attracts more usage
> or as i would say "abuse" ...
> Is there any consensus on landuse=depot to be either established,
> removed or brought to voting?
> Flo
> --
> Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
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