[Tagging] Junkyards? (was: landuse=depot?)

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Mon Jan 11 21:09:53 UTC 2021

On Jan 11, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> The British Engish term for a junkyard seems to be a "scrapyard" (and others use "wrecking yard", "car breakers" etc.):
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrecking_yard
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's a good point: these aircraft boneyards are more like junkyards which are full of old motor vehicles which may be dismantled for spare parts or scrap.
> How are motor vehicle junkyards currently tagged?

I'm not sure.  With British English saying "scrapyard" (which works to my US English ear), I'm repeating that (values of, in a key yet-to-be-determined) "aircraft_scrapyard" could work for aircraft and perhaps "auto_scrapyard" could work for cars.  The latter are quite common, the former are not, but aircraft scrapyards DO exist.

There is a distinction in my mind between "wrecking yard" or "car breaker" and a "simple" (storage only) "scrapyard."  The latter will always contain a "crusher" (a large machine that turns a car into a desk-sized compressed mass) and the former might or might not.


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