What's the common use case for the building=no tag? It seems to be popular in Europe: http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/building=no#overview

asked 15 Dec '16, 09:00

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I suspect most are related to this iD issue.

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answered 15 Dec '16, 09:33

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I have reviewed some more-or-less randomly picked cases in Germany: JOSM and Potlatch2 were used. The tag is used to mark that there really is no building. In one case it was an address (housenumber). In another case it was a wayside cross (which sometimes may reside in a small building). In another case the same with a amenity=place_of_worship. In two cases it was a demolished building (along with a description tag).

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answered 16 Dec '16, 07:21

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Interesting. The ones I picked at random (using the overpass turbo link from the taginfo page in the question) in the UK were all from iD which is why I checked their GitHub issues list. Before doing so I did wonder if it had been used on a demolished building (I tend to just remove the building tag and leave a note on the way if the building is visible on Bing so people don't add it back from imagery).

(16 Dec '16, 09:38) EdLoach ♦

@EdLoach: to be clear: I do not support to tag these cases with building=no (1. other tags would be more suitable and 2. having a tag with building=* could mean that there IS some kind [see the value] of building).

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