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What would be the tag for a disused colliery tip? thanks.

asked 12 Aug '13, 15:36

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edited 12 Aug '13, 17:58

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You might want to edit the title of your question to be a little bit more specific. This doesn't stand out much in the list of questions.

(12 Aug '13, 16:08) Chaos99

Thanks one and all, will take note.

(12 Aug '13, 16:42) Burton wanderer

As always in OSM, there is no definitive answer to those more exotic tagging questions. You can always use an English dictionary and the http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org site to determine likely candidates.


is used 258 times and probably the most appropriate one, at least in my opinion.

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answered 12 Aug '13, 16:07

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Some information on how to map specific objects are on the wiki page at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features . If you have something that is disused, the osm preference for that is the disused prefix. So, if you have a disused colliery tip, you could tag it disused:landuse=colliery_tip.

Another good way to see how to tag a specific thing is to look at others in the are and see how they are tagged. And taginfo, as mentioned.

A prominent german colliery tip is tagged simply as landuse=landfill. I would think that is bad, though, because then there is no distinction between a waste dump landfill and a coal dump tip.

So, to sum it up:

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answered 12 Aug '13, 16:22

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edited 12 Aug '13, 16:23

Hi here’s a link to the region of Belgium, a mining residue is called Terrill (France), http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/50.3918/4.4309 since most Terrills or pits are reused there’s hardly a tag. Consider landuse - colliery, colliery:disused or abandoned -fi coal_mine. Or use historic instead of disused / abandoned, both are not appropriate since the mine is hardly or impossible to reopen.

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answered 12 Aug '13, 20:20

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