[Tagging] [How to tag a] Depot for sand, earth, and other bulk materials

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Tue May 18 15:19:16 UTC 2021

Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>:

> May 18, 2021, 12:51 by pelderson at gmail.com:
> Many municipalities have a terrain designated for storage of sand, earth,
> clay, cleaned or to-be-cleaned soil, and other bulk materials for building
> and landscaping projects. Not for a particular project, but for all
> municipal projects involving bulk materials going in and going out.
> How to tag?
> They are called depots, and I guess landuse=depot could include bulk
> materials. It's not a big step from containers.
> I am unsure about a suitable value for depot=*.
> In Dutch, its is called a "grond-depot", that is "ground depot". Would
> depot=ground be a reasonable tag? Seems too easy to be true...
> landuse=depot is a big mistake
> Single tag for everything that can be called depot including tram depots,
> warehouses,
> container depots, bus depots, aircraft boneyards, areas for storage of
> produced vehicles
> and more - while adding one more landuse value.

I agree, for vehicles and empty containers. A railway depot is
landuse=railway and then a building or man_made's on top of it.

> I would tag such bulk material storage area as landuse=industrial +
> industrial=warehouse.

That is a stretch. I think the only tenant, the municipality, would not
agree to be called industry running a warehouse.

> Or something completely new like man_made=bulk_storage

On the outline polygon?

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