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I am confused by the documentation, so I am asking here:

  • In key:construction, I am told to use building=construction and construction=value;
  • In Tag:landuse=construction, it looks like the right method would be to use landuse=construction and construction=value, or just landuse=construction on its own.

So, if I understand well, it means that I should use the first method (building=construction + construction=yes) if the area will be one building when completed (building=yes), and the second method (landuse=construction + construction=value) if I am tagging a bigger area that will be tagged with landuse=value when completed (i.e. an area that would include several buildings) – or just with landuse=construction if I am not sure of the fate of the area. Is this right?

In other words, the use landuse=construction + construction=building is not correct as there is no such thing as landuse=building, right?

asked 05 Mar '16, 12:16

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edited 05 Mar '16, 13:52

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In short: yes, your thoughts are right (except that building=construction + construction=yes contains a redundant tag, since the construction=yes does not add any more meaning).

Use landuse=construction to mark the whole construction area (this is usually bigger than the building outline). Add a construction tag to specify which kind of landuse it will be in future / what is built there. E.g. construction=residential for a residential area.

In addition, use the tags building=construction and (optionally) construction=value if you want to add (usually in addition and as a separate, new object on the building outline) a building which is currently under construction. E.g. building=construction and construction=house for a single household house.

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answered 05 Mar '16, 13:48

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edited 05 Mar '16, 13:52

Thank you for a very clear answer. I am wondering if there is a way to make the two referenced wiki pages more straight forward for newcomers.

(07 Mar '16, 01:39) stephane-gui...

@stephane-guillou: fine, I will try to have a look at those on the weekend. Update: I have tried to make those three pages more clear, please check: Construction, landuse=construction, Key:construction.

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Landuse=construction on its own is sufficent

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answered 05 Mar '16, 13:07

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