How are large, permanent structures that don't have walls or indoor heating labelled?

building=yes

Seems to suggest something too permanent whereas

amenity=shelter

is only for nodes, not areas and

building=tent

suggests something too impermanent.

I'm thinking of structures such as that in the foreground of this photo;

http://www.americansinfrance.net/images/Taize/Taize-3.jpg

asked 14 Sep '12, 16:55

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In the simple tagging view you can tag it as "building" then in the "Details" tab there is a pulldown option for "Just a roof"

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answered 14 Sep '12, 18:55

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For the sake of reference, this is only in Potlach. This has the effect of tagging it as

building=roof
(15 Sep '12, 14:05) Tenietz

Even if the wiki suggests otherwise you can use amenity=shelter on ways, too. According to taginfo this has already been done 5 726 times which is 15 % for all amenity=shelter objects.

Another way is to use building=shelter which already has been used 855 times. The building tag is completely fine for the structure shown in your picture in my opinion.

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answered 14 Sep '12, 17:23

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(14 Sep '12, 17:44) Vincent de P... ♦

Thanks for your help - I will use

building=roof

because not only is it attested 145 289 times in taginfo, but it is in Potlatch so I suppose it is semi-official.

(15 Sep '12, 14:07) Tenietz
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