I am currently living in Kabul, Afghanistan and editing OSM there in my free time. I have noticed one other guy is mapping and using building=plot tags. Though OSM accepts this tag, there is no entry in wiki about it so I am confused with what to do with the tag.

I guess he is trying to map the land in which there are buildings. In some cases he is not doing it carefully as well so sometimes he is mapping two objects where there are three independent land on the ground.

In those places in which I can recognize buildings, I modify the object shape and position and then change the tag into building=yes. But also many times in Afghanistan, it is hard to map buildings as they are in different sizes and shapes and sometimes using mud on roof which makes it very hard to detect and map. Some times, in a single land, there are three or four separate smaller buildings (yard in the middle and buildings around). So I don't know what is the best way to address building mapping here!

Please let me know what to do with such cases.

asked 21 Jun '20, 13:33

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Aside from what to do with the data, I'd definitely comment on the mapper's changesets and explain that "building=plot" is an unusual usage.

(02 Jul '20, 20:25) SomeoneElse ♦

I have also seen the usage of building=plot around Kabul and have already messaged the contributor on this issue. I am yet to hear from him though

(17 Dec '20, 06:23) rabenojha

Land parcels are sometimes mapped as place=plot
Read the caveats on the page

(17 Dec '20, 16:12) nevw

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answered 18 Dec '20, 04:52

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