[Tagging] How to tag an industrial breeding facility?

António Madeira antoniomadeira at gmx.com
Thu May 27 18:00:26 UTC 2021

The fact that this was already discussed, doesn't mean that what exists
serves the purpose of correctly tagging these structures. I also used
building=sty some times to tag industrial breeding facilities for hogs,
because there was nothing else available. That doesn't mean it's the
best practice and that's why we need a better scheme.

As Bert pointed out with his previous messages, a sty, a stable or a
cowshed are not adequate to tag buildings where intensive/industrial
breeding is done in order to produce meat or other animal parts.
I never heard that a stable is a place where animals are bred without
seeing the sky in huge numbers. They're usually used to keep, not to
breed and kill, horses.

Following Bert's messages, maybe something like
building=livestock_breeding + animal=* + produce=meat/eggs/feathers/fur
could be a good starting point. Stating in the wiki that these would
correspond to Animal Feed Operations or the more common (English wise)
factory farms.


Às 14:29 de 27/05/2021, Martin Koppenhoefer escreveu:
> sent from a phone
>> On 27 May 2021, at 18:35, Bert -Araali- Van Opstal
>> <bert.araali.afritastic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I suggest for the building=animal_housing which covers all of the
>> different terms, like stabling  or stables for horses, pigsty,
>> chicken-coop, rabbiitery etc... for small scale housings as the
>> intensive feeding confinements.
> it’s not the first time we are having this conversation and we are
> starting at zero. For example there are more than 11k building=sty
> for stables, building=stable is established, 32k, and there are 16k
> building=cowshed
> livestock tags are also in use.
> We don’t need to invent a third scheme. animal_housing is completely
> unused so far:
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=animal_housing#values
> <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=animal_housing#values>
> Cheers Martin
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