Beginners Guide 1.4.1

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Adding Tags

In the previous section you learned about OpenStreetMap's geo elements. It is time to learn a little about OpenStreetMap's tagging scheme:

Advice

Start with objects you want to use and learn their tags in OSM, read wiki if you need to tag more objects

There are many tags that can be used to list all the facts about a road (or whatever you happen to be mapping), but to start with, and just to make your first contribution, you need to add only a highway tag for a road or shop for shops. From this point on, you should be able to see your work rendering (appearing) on OSM's maps, and add more and more details.

Recently accepted tags:

Use search at wiki

Main article: Searching the wiki

It will be much faster than guessing tag in English.

Contact community and local mappers

Many of Contact channels contain places where you can ask questions about tags.

Next step