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ფიზიკური მახასიათებლები

გზები, ქუჩები (Highway)

The highway tag is the primary tag used for highways. It is often the only tag. There are conventions for its use in particular countries. See Highway tag usage and Road pages for guidance.

Key მნიშვნელობა
(Value)
ელემენტი
(Element)
აღწერა
(Comment)
Rendering (osmarender) ფოტო
(Photo)
გზები (Roads)
highway motorway Mf way.png A restricted access major divided highway, normally with 2 or more running lanes plus emergency hard shoulder. Equivalent to the Freeway, Autobahn, etc.. Rendering-highway motorway neutral.png Motorway-photo.jpg
highway motorway_link Mf way.png The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a motorway from/to a motorway or lower class highway. Normally with the same motorway restrictions. Rendering-highway motorway link.png
Dscf0242 600.jpg
highway trunk Mf way.png Important roads that aren't motorways. Typically maintained by central, not local government. Need not necessarily be a divided highway. In the UK, all green signed A roads are, in OSM, classed as 'trunk'. Rendering-highway trunk neutral.png Dscf0444 600.jpg
highway trunk_link Mf way.png The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a trunk road from/to a trunk road or lower class highway. Rendering-highway trunk link.png Trunk link.jpg
highway primary Mf way.png Administrative classification in the UK, generally linking larger towns. Rendering-highway primary neutral.png Primary-photo.jpg
highway primary_link Mf way.png The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a primary road from/to a primary road or lower class highway. Rendering-highway primary link.png
highway secondary Mf way.png Administrative classification in the UK, generally linking smaller towns and villages Rendering-highway secondary neutral.png Meyenburg-L134.jpg
highway secondary_link Mf way.png The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a secondary road from/to a secondary road or lower class highway.
highway tertiary Mf way.png A "C" road in the UK. Generally for use on roads wider than 4 metres (13') in width, and for faster/wider minor roads that aren't A or B roads. In the UK, they tend to have dashed lines down the middle, whereas unclassified roads don't. Rendering-highway tertiary neutral.png OHZ-K28-Bergedorfer Str.jpg
highway unclassified Mf way.png No administrative classification. Unclassified roads typically form the lowest form of the interconnecting grid network.
Note: This is not a marker for roads where we still need to choose a highway tag (see highway=road for roads that require classification).
Rendering-highway unclassified.png Highway unclassified-photo.jpg
highway road Mf way.png A road of unknown classification. This is intended as a temporary tag to mark a road until it has been properly surveyed. Once it has been surveyed, the classification should be updated to the appropriate value. Road.png
highway residential Mf way.png Roads accessing or around residential areas but which are not a classified or unclassified highway. Rendering-highway residential.png Residential.jpg
highway living_street Mf way.png A street where pedestrians have priority over cars, children can play on the street, maximum speed is low. In the UK this is called "Home Zone". Living street osm.png Spielstrasse.jpg
highway service Mf way.png Generally for access to a building, motorway service station, beach, campsite, industrial estate, business park, etc.. This is also commonly used for access to parking and trash collection. Sometimes called an alley, particularly in the US.

Use with service=*, e.g. service=parking_aisle to mark a service way inside a amenity=parking
Rendering-highway service.png Alley.jpg
highway track Way Roads for agricultural use, gravel roads in the forest etc.; usually unpaved/unsealed but may occasionally apply to paved tracks as well, see tracktype=* for more guidance. Rendering-highway track.png Frühlingslandschft Aaretal Schweiz.jpg
highway pedestrian WayArea For roads used mainly/exclusively for pedestrians/shopping areas. Also for tagging squares and plazas (in which case, add area=yes. Pedestrian with area osm.png Calle arenal.jpg
highway raceway Way A course or track for racing Rendering-highway-raceway-mapnik.png Raceway.jpg
highway services Mf node.png Mf area.png A service station to get food and eat something, often found at motorways
highway bus_guideway Mf way.png A busway where the vehicle guided by the way (though not a railway) and is not suitable for other traffic. Please note: this is not a normal bus lane, use access=no, psv=yes instead!
Bus track.jpg
ბილიკები (Paths)
highway path Way A non-specific or shared-use path Path osm.png GuideFootPathCycleYes.jpg
highway cycleway Mf way.png For designated cycleways; i.e., mainly/exclusively for bicycles. Add foot=* only if default-access-restrictions do not apply. Cycleway osm.png Cycleway-markings.jpg
highway footway Mf way.png For designated footpaths; i.e., mainly/exclusively for pedestrians. This includes walking tracks and gravel paths. If bicycles are allowed as well, you can indicate this by adding a bicycle=yes tag. Should not be used for paths where the primary or intended usage is unknown. Rendering-highway footway.png Dscf0487 600.jpg
highway bridleway Way For horses, (in the UK, these are rights of way for pedestrians, horse-riders and cyclists). Equivalent to highway=path + horse=designated. Rendering-highway bridleway.png Bridleway-reitweg-de.jpg
highway steps Mf way.png For flights of steps (stairs) on footways. Use with step_count=* to indicate the number of steps Rendering-highway steps.png Steps.jpg
გადაკვეთები (Intersection)
highway mini_roundabout Mf node.png Very small roundabouts only, larger ones should be junction=roundabout.

Rendered as anti-clockwise by default. To render clockwise add the tag direction=clockwise.

Mapping-Features-Mini-Roundabout.png Mini-roundabout.jpg
highway stop Mf node.png A stop sign
Stop.png
STOP sign.jpg
highway traffic_signals Mf node.png Lights that control the traffic Rendering-traffic singals.jpg Ampel.jpg
highway crossing Mf node.png Pedestrians can cross a street here; e.g., zebra crossing Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
junction roundabout Mf way.png Mf area.png This automatically implies oneway=yes, the oneway direction is defined by the sequential ordering of nodes within the Way. This applies on a way, tagged with highway=* already. Mapping-Features-Roundabout-Simple.png Roundabout.jpg
highway motorway_junction Mf node.png Indicates a junction (UK) or exit (US). ref=* should be set to the exit number or junction identifier. (Some roads - e.g., the A14 - also carry junction numbers, so the tag may be encountered elsewhere despite its name)
Dscf0242 600.jpg
junction Other Values Mf way.png See Key:junction or Taginfo for more used values.
Other features
highway incline Mf node.png slope or hill; may cause slow moving trucks.
Icon-incline.png
Incline17.jpg
highway incline_steep Mf node.png As incline, only steeper.
Icon-incline.png
highway ford Mf node.png Mf way.png The road crosses through stream or river, vehicles must enter any water Map feature ford.jpg
highway bus_stop Mf node.png A small bus stop. Larger stations should be tagged as amenity=bus_station instead.
Bus.gif
Bus prumyslova.jpg
highway turning_circle Mf node.png A turning circle is a rounded, widened area usually, but not necessarily, at the end of a road to facilitate easier turning of a vehicle. Mapping-Features-Turning-Circle.png Turning circle.jpg
highway construction Mf way.png For roads under construction, use with construction=* Highway construction 200805041655.png 12Jan05 04.jpg
construction * Mf way.png Any linear highway object may be added; e.g., construction=motorway. Use with highway=construction
highway emergency_access_point Mf node.png Sign number which can be used to define you current position in case of an emergency. Use with ref=NUMBER_ON_THE_SIGN
Emergency access point.png
Anfahrpunkt HP 108.jpg
highway speed_camera Mf node.png A fixed road-side or overhead speed camera.
Speed trap 16x16.png
Speed camera.jpg
highway User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png See Taginfo for more used values.
Traffic calming
traffic_calming yes Mf node.png Mf way.png To tag road features that are designed to slow down traffic in residential areas.
traffic_calming bump Mf node.png Mf way.png Short bump, usually less than 30 cm in length. See Speed bump definition at wikipedia.
Traffic calming example.jpg
traffic_calming chicane Mf node.png Mf way.png See Chicane definition at wikipedia.
One-lane chicane 1.jpg
traffic_calming cushion Mf node.png Mf way.png Several humps with spaces between them. See Speed Cushion definition at wikipedia.
Firetruck cushions.jpg
traffic_calming hump Mf node.png Mf way.png Longer bump, but in general not long enough for whole vehicle. See Speed hump definition at wikipedia.
Asphalt Speed Hump.jpg
traffic_calming rumble_strip Mf node.png Mf way.png Several humps with spaces between them. See Rumble Strips definition at wikipedia.
North Luzon Expressway Rumble Strips.jpg
traffic_calming table Mf node.png Mf way.png Very long flat bump. See Speed table definition at wikipedia.
Traffic calming-table.jpg
traffic_calming choker Mf node.png Mf way.png Intentionally narrowed part of a road.
traffic_calming Other Values Mf node.png Mf way.png See Key:traffic_calming or Taginfo for more used values.
Service attributes
service parking_aisle Mf way.png A parking aisle is an area in a parking lot in between Parking space that vehicles can drive into and out of the parking spaces. Use with highway=service
Parking aisle.jpg
service driveway Mf way.png A driveway is a service road leading to a residence or business, usually with private access. Use with highway=service
service alley Mf way.png An alley is a service road usually located between properties for access to utilities. Use with highway=service
Seattle - alley north from S Jackson between Western & 1st - A.jpg
service Other Values Mf way.png See Key:service or Taginfo for more used values.
გზის საფარის ხარისხი (Highway smoothness)
smoothness excellent Way შესანიშნავი. ტრანსპორტის ნებისმიერი ტიპით გადაადგილება არის შესაძლებელი. (roller blade, skate board and all below) Highway secondary-photo.jpg
smoothness good Way კარგი (racing bike and all below) Bus prumyslova.jpg
smoothness intermediate Way საშუალო (city bike, sport car, wheelchair, scooter and all below) Map feature ford.jpg
smoothness bad Way ცუდი (trekking bike, normal cars, rickshaw and all below) Smoothnessverybad.jpg
smoothness very_bad Way ძალიან ცუდი. (Car with high clearance, mountain bike without and all below) Smoothnesshorrible.jpg
smoothness horrible Way აუცილებელია მაღალი გამავლობის ავტომობილი (off-road vehicles and all below) Jena Trackexample profile.jpg
smoothness very_horrible Way ტრაქტორი, კვადროციკლი, მთის ველოსიპედი (Tractor, ATV, tank, trials bike, mountain bike with studded tires and all kind of off-highway vehicles) (see also mtb_scale=*) Smoothness veryhorrible.JPG
smoothness impassable Way ბორბლებიანი ტრანსპორტით გადაადგილება შეუძლებელია (No wheeled vehicle) (see also sac_scale=*) Smoothness impassable.JPG
Passing places
highway passing_place Node The location of a passing space Single-track.jpg
passing_places yes Way A way which has frequent passing places

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Barrier

The barrier tag is usually used for nodes along ways where travel is restricted by an obstacle. It is offered as a cleaner alternative to using highway=gate etc. It also covers ways (e.g. fences) that are themselves obstacles.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
Linear barriers
barrier hedge Mf way.png Mf area.png is a line of closely spaced shrubs and bushes, planted and trained in such a way as to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area. Hedge.png
barrier fence Mf way.png Mf area.png a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction. Barrier fence mapnik.png Fence.png
barrier wall Mf way.png Mf area.png a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary made from solid brick, concrete rocks, and almost always built so that it is opaque to vision. Dscf0590-800.jpg
barrier ditch Mf way.png Mf area.png A trench, ditch or ravine, usually with a stream at the bottom, that is not easily crossed, especially if not on foot. Can be used in combination with waterway=stream or waterway=drain
Forest ditch.JPG
Linear barriers with sides
barrier retaining_wall Mf way.png Mf area.png is a structure that holds back soil or rock from a building, structure or area. Retaining walls prevent downslope movement or erosion and provide support for vertical or near-vertical grade changes.
  • right side is bottom, left side is top.
Retaining wall.png
barrier city_wall Mf way.png Mf area.png Is a fortification used to defend a city or settlement from potential aggressors. From ancient to modern times, they are used to enclose settlements.
  • right side is bottom, left side is top. if both sides are same height then add "two_sided=yes".
City wall avila.png
Node barriers
barrier bollard Mf node.png Mf way.png solid (usually concrete or metal) pillar or pillars in the middle of the road to prevent passage by some traffic. Barrier bollard osmarender.png Bollard in residential area.jpg
barrier cycle_barrier Mf node.png Barriers to bicycle traffic, most typically a pair of staggered steel bars perpendicular to the way itself whose gaps allow pedestrians to pass. Cycle barrier osmarender.png Unknown barrier.jpg
barrier cattle_grid Mf node.png Bars in the road surface that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross. Sometimes known as a Texas Gate, even outside of Texas
Cattle grid.jpg
barrier toll_booth Mf node.png A road usage toll or fee is collected here Toll booth.jpg
Access nodes
barrier entrance Mf node.png A hole in a linear barrier with no specific construction that limits passing through. access=yes is understood. the limitations are the same of the way that crosses it, if there is such. Entrance.png
barrier gate Mf node.png An entrance that can be opened or closed to get through the barrier. Combine with access=* where appropriate. Barrier gate osmarender.png Gate-hindeloopen-westerdijk.jpg
barrier stile Mf node.png A stile allows pedestrians to cross a wall or fence, but never actually "opens" the barrier (unlike a gate, a stile has few or no moving parts). KentStile.jpg
barrier sally_port Mf node.png A sally_port is used to pass through thick or city walls, and is a type of covered gate with two doors. Sallyport.jpg

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Cycleway

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
cycleway lane Mf way.png A lane is a route that lies within the roadway Cycle trackinroad.jpg
cycleway track Mf way.png A track is a route that is separate from the road.+oneway=yes if needed. Mapping-Features-Cycleway-track.PNG Cycle nexttoroad.jpg
cycleway opposite_lane Mf way.png lane in the opposite way (a "contraflow" lane) Fr-C24a ex3-Conditions particulieres par voie-velo.gif
cycleway opposite_track Mf way.png track in the opposite way (that is, separate from the road)
cycleway opposite Mf way.png just permitted to cycle in the opposite way (one way street except for cycles). Note - such streets are common in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, for example, but are rare in the UK (although they do exist): often, instead, actually the street is two-way as normal for its whole length except for the very short section past the no-entry sign at the end, where cycles are excepted from the no-entry by means of a short lane separated by an island. This is called a "cycle plug". In some places this has been represented as very short oneway Way at the end with an adjacent cycleway, forming a little triangle with the road they join to, or sometimes with a short oneway Way with cycleway=opposite_lane or opposite_track. Fr-C24a ex3-Conditions particulieres par voie-velo.gif
cycleway User Defined Mf way.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

See also: Cycle routes

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Tracktype

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
tracktype grade1 Mf way.png Paved track or heavily compacted hardcore.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade1.png
Surface grade1.jpg
tracktype grade2 Mf way.png Unpaved track; surface of gravel or densely packed dirt/sand.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade2.png
Surface grade2.jpg
tracktype grade3 Mf way.png Unpaved track; an even mixture of hard and soft materials.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade3.png
Surface grade3.jpg
tracktype grade4 Mf way.png Unpaved track; prominently dirt/sand/grass, but with some hard materials, or compressed materials mixed in.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade4.png
Surface grade4.jpg
tracktype grade5 Mf way.png Unpaved track; lack of hardcore, and uncompacted, subtle on the landscape, made from only grass, sand and/or soil.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade5.png
Surface grade5.jpg

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Waterway

In all rivers, canals etc., the way should be aligned in the direction of water flow.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
waterway stream Mf way.png A naturally-formed waterway that is too thin to be classed as a river. An active person should be able to jump over it.
Rendering-waterway-stream-mapnik.png
450px-Marshall-county-indiana-yellow-river.jpg
waterway river Mf way.png For narrow rivers which will be rendered as a line. For larger rivers (defined as more than 12m across) see waterway=riverbank (Other languages). Rendering-waterway-river.png
Nau im Langenauer Ried 600x450.jpg
waterway riverbank Mf area.png Used for larger rivers, to define an area between the opposite riverbanks. Rendering-waterway-riverbank.png
Dscf1891-800.jpg
waterway canal Mf way.png An artificial open waterway used for transportation, waterpower, or irrigation.(Other languages).
Oderhavelkanal.jpg
waterway drain Mf way.png An artificial waterway for carrying storm water or industrial discharge.
Example Drain.jpg
waterway dock Mf node.pngMf area.png An 'enclosed' area of water used for loading, unloading, building or repairing ships.
Ship-Dock.jpg
waterway lock_gate Mf node.png In normal circumstances, use lock=yes. But for very large locks, it may be more appropriate to tag the gates at each end using this tag.
JesusGreenLock-Cambridge.jpg
waterway turning_point Mf node.png A place to turn the driving direction for vessels, where the boats are longer than the river/canal is wide. Use maxlength=* to denote the maximum length of the vessel.
waterway boatyard Mf node.png Boat yard - a place for constructing, repairing and storing vessels out of the water.
Boatyards, Rhyll.jpg
waterway weir Mf node.png Mf way.png A barrier built across a river, sometimes to divert water for industrial purposes. Water can still flow over the top.
Alifakovac Miljacka.jpg
waterway dam Mf way.png Mf area.png A wall built across a river or stream to impound the water. A dam normally does not have water flowing over the top of it.
Amagase Dam.jpg
waterway User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png
Waterway-related features
lock yes Mf way.png (Mf node.png) A lock is used for moving boats between waterways at two different levels. Can tag either the section of the way between the gates (detailed) or just a single node in the waterway (less detailed).
JesusGreenLock-Cambridge.jpg
mooring yes/private/no Mf way.png A length of bank where boats are explicitly permitted to moor. maxstay=* should be used for timing information.
Lamanage La Rochelle.jpg

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Railway

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
Track
railway rail Mf way.png Full sized passenger or freight trains in the standard gauge for the country or state Mapping-Features-Railroad-With-Station.png Train.jpg
railway tram Mf way.png One or two carriage rail vehicles, usually sharing motor road (Other languages) Mapping-Features-Tram-With-Halt.png T14 1.JPG
railway light_rail Mf way.png Short/light passenger trains. Metro systems.
railway abandoned Mf way.png The course of a former railway which has been abandoned and the track and infrastucture removed.
Abandoned railway line.jpg
railway disused Mf way.png A section of railway which is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remains in place. See disused=yes for alternative tagging. Rendering-railway disused.png
Disused railtrack 101 5351.jpg
railway subway Mf way.png A passenger rail service running mostly underground.
800px-Madrid - Estación Marqués de Vadillo - 20060910.jpg
railway preserved Mf way.png A railway running historic trains, usually a tourist attraction (changed to preserved from preserved_rail as "rail" is redundant).
Railway preserved rendered.PNG
Railway preserved.jpg
railway narrow_gauge Mf way.png Narrow-gauge passenger or freight trains. Rendering narrow gauge.jpg
Narrow gauge.jpg
railway construction Mf way.png A railway under construction. See construction=* and the construction=yes proposal Proposed_features/Construction
railway monorail Mf way.png A railway with only a single rail.
Monorail in Kuala Lumpur
railway funicular Mf way.png Cable driven inclined railways. Rendering funicular.jpg
Vilnius funicular.jpg
Additional features
bridge yes way If the railway goes over a street or waterway.
cutting yes way A section where the railway is significantly lower than ground level
electrified contact_line / rail / yes / no Mf way.png contact_line: a power line over the train head
rail: a third rail near the track supplying the train with power
yes: electrified track, but no details available
no: track with no power supply
Overhead power lines.jpg
embankment yes Mf way.png A section where the railway is raised significantly higher than ground level
frequency Mf way.png The frequency with which a line is electrified. Use 0 for DC. Also see the voltage tag.
tunnel yes way If the railway goes below ground. Should be always present on subways.
usage main / branch / industrial / military / tourism way The main usage of this railway
voltage Mf way.png The voltage with which a line is electrified. Also see the frequency tag.
Service attributes
service yard Way Tracks within railway company operated marshaling yards
service siding Way Relatively short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route
service spur Way Relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to the main line
Stops
railway station Mf node.png Mf area.png Railway station (Other languages). Mapping-Features-Railroad-With-Station.png
Paddington Station.jpg
railway halt Mf node.png A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request. Mapping-Features-Tram-With-Halt.png
Railway halt.jpg
railway tram_stop Mf node.png A tram stop is a place where a passenger can embark / disembark a tram.
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Dscf1400-600.jpg
გადაკვეთები (Intersections)
railway crossing Mf node.png A point where pedestrians may cross. Dscf1407-600.jpg
railway level_crossing Mf node.png გზის და ლიანდაგის გადაკვეთა (A point where rails and roads cross.)
Rendering-railway-level crossing-mapnik.png
Level crossing - Chertsey - England - 270404.jpg
railway subway_entrance Mf node.png The entrance to a subway station, usually going from surface to underground.
Madrid-metro-1.jpg
Rail-related features
railway turntable Mf node.png Mf area.png These are used for changing the direction that part of a train is pointing in.
Turntable of Railroad 001.jpg
railway platform Mf way.pngMf area.png This is parallel to the rail line for showing where the actual platforms are. It is also to know where you can change platform and enter the station, so use footpaths to connect them. This is really useful for routing too.
Dscf0807-800.jpg
railway buffer_stop Mf node.png stops the train at the end of a track. see Buffer_stop
landuse railway Mf area.png Ground used around railways and railway-stations
railway User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png

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Aeroway

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
aeroway aerodrome Mf node.png Mf area.png An Aerodrome (UK), Airport (US), see also military=airfield
Rendering-aeroway-aerodrome-mapnik.png
Bellefontaine Airport.jpg
aeroway terminal Mf node.png Mf area.png Airport passenger building
Rendering-aeroway-terminal-mapnik.png
800px-Baghdadairport.jpg
aeroway helipad Mf node.png Mf area.png Helicopter start/landing pad
Aeroway-helipad.png
Oryx helicopter.jpg
aeroway runway Mf way.png A strip of land kept clear and set aside for aeroplanes to take off from and land on. (Other languages) Rendering-aeroway runway.png
Bogrunway.JPG
aeroway taxiway Mf way.png Where airplanes manouevre between runways and parking areas. Rendering-aeroway taxiway.png Planes in Chicago - 24.JPG
aeroway apron Mf area.png A place where planes are parked. Osmarender apron.png
800px-HFX Airport 4.jpg
aeroway gate Mf node.png Used to mark the gate numbers at the airports.
Rendering-aeroway=gate.JPG
Edinburgh Airport gate lounge.jpg
aeroway windsock Mf node.png Used to mark the position of a windsock. Windsock.jpg
aeroway User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Aerialway

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
aerialway cable_car Mf way.png A cable car run. Cable_cars are aerial tramways that are just one pair of big cars that go in alternating directions to each other from A to B (Usually Valley to Hill or Mapping-Features-Aerialway.png
800px-CH Furtschellas aerial tram.jpg
aerialway gondola Mf way.png A gondola. A Gondola is an aerialway where the cabins go around in a circle. The cabins are usually smaller than cabins of a cable car. Usual maximum occupancy is 4,6 or 8 persons per cabin  ??
Aerialway gondola.jpg
aerialway chair_lift Mf way.png An open chairlift run. These have a single seat to sit on and are open to the outside air. Beginners may struggle to get off them without making a fool of themselves! Chair lift rendering.png 800px-Chair lift in Bad Hofgastein Austria.jpg
aerialway drag_lift Mf way.png An overhead tow-line for skiers and riders, known as a T-bar lift, with a T shaped bit which two skiers share by resting their bottom on the bar or a button lift where the skier places a circular disk in between their legs. More difficult and uncomfortable for snowboarders. drag_lift would also cover more simple looped rope drag lifts, or loops of wire with handles to grab same as chair_lift
491px-Orczyk.jpg
aerialway station Mf node.png Mf area.png A station, where passengers can enter and/or leave the aerialway
Aerialway station.jpg
aerialway User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Power

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
power tower Mf node.png For towers or pylons carrying high voltage electricity cables. Normally constructed from steel latticework. Should not be used for electricity or telephone cables carried on single wooden poles, which might be tagged power=pole. Mapnik-power.png Power-tower.JPG
power line Mf way.png A way following the path of power cables. For minor power lines with poles and not towers, you may want to use power=minor_line. Osmarender power.png Dscf0240 600.jpg
power station Mf node.png Mf area.png A tag for electricity stations. Wires from power lines come in or go out here. Mapnik-power.png 800px-Transmissionsubstation.jpg
power sub_station Mf node.png Mf area.png A tag for electricity sub-stations. Smaller than a station. Could be a box near street. Mapnik-power.png Kompaktstation IMGP1324 osm.jpg
power generator Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where power is generated. Use in combination with power_source; you may want to use power_rating=* Rendering-power-generator-mapnik.png Huntly Power Station.jpg
power User Defined Mf way.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well
additional attributes to power=line
cables ... 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18 ... Mf way.png Number of cables per power line. The power line on the photo (click on it to see more details) has 6 double cables (the cable on top does not carry power) and thus may be tagged as cables=6 and wires=double. Osmarender power.png Power-tower.JPG
wires single, double, triple, quad Mf way.png Number of wires per power cable. "single" (1), "double" (2), "triple" (3) or "quad" (4). The photo shows an example of "double". Osmarender power.png Power-cable.jpg
voltage ... 110000,
220000,
380000,
400000 ...
Mf way.png Voltage of the power line. Osmarender power.png

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Man Made

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
man_made beacon Mf node.png Help guide navigators to their destinations
man_made crane Mf node.png Mf area.png a stationary, permanent crane, such as those at docks
Ladebruecke IMGP2656 osm.jpg
man_made cutline Mf way.png Used to mark cut lines in forests.
Cutline.jpg
man_made gasometer Mf node.png Mf area.png Gasometer in Wikipedia Gasometer.jpg
man_made lighthouse Mf node.png Sends out a light beam to guide ships
Rendering-man made-lighthouse-mapnik.png
Lighthouse.png
man_made pier Mf way.png Mf area.png A "bridge into the ocean", usually for recreation
Rendering-area-man made-pier.png
Fh000009-800.jpg
man_made pipeline Mf way.png A pipe for carrying various fluids, such as water, gas, sewage
Pipeline.jpg
man_made reservoir_covered Mf node.png Mf area.png A covered water reservoir
Reservoir covered.jpg
man_made surveillance Mf node.png Mf area.png To mark places and buildings monitored by public or private camera
Surveillance.png
Three Surveillance cameras.jpg
man_made survey_point Mf node.png Triangulation pillars, geodetic vertices, and fixed equipment used by topographers (e.g. DGPS radio stations)
Dscf1805-800.jpg
man_made tower Mf node.png A tall and often lean building or structure e.g. telecoms. Also see historic=* below.
Dscf0625-800.jpg
man_made wastewater_plant Mf node.png Mf area.png Facilities used to treat wastewater (known as sewage in some countries)
Klaerwerkbecken IMGP0665 osm.jpg
man_made watermill Mf node.png Mf area.png Watermill, mostly ancient and out of order
Belzig Springbachmuehle1.JPG
man_made water_tower Mf node.png Mf area.png A tower to store water in, usually found on hills beside or in a town
Lanstroper Ei IMGP8117 osm.jpg
man_made water_works Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where drinking water is found and applied to the local waterpipes network.
man_made windmill Mf node.png Mf area.png Windmill, mostly ancient and out of order, see power=generator in combination with power_source=wind for modern wind turbines
Rendering-man made-windmill-mapnik.png
Willesbourgh Windmill, Ashford, Kent.jpg
man_made works Mf node.png Mf area.png Industrial building to produce something
Dscf0579-800.jpg
man_made User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well
building yes Mf area.png General tag for buildings
Rendering-area-building-yes.png
building User Defined Mf area.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Leisure

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
leisure sports_centre Mf node.png Mf area.png To describe what kind of sport(s) use sport= tag.
Rendering-area-leisure-sports centre.png
leisure golf_course Mf node.png Mf area.png The outline of a golf course. The node form may be used to place an icon within the course. This tag implies sport=golf.
Rendering-area-leisure-golf course.png
leisure stadium Mf node.png Mf area.png A major sports arena with substantial tiered seating. To describe what kind of sport(s) use sport= tag
Rendering-area-leisure-stadium.png
Notre-dame-stadium.jpg
leisure track Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png e.g. running, cycle-racing, greyhound, horses. To describe what kind of sport(s) use sport= tag
Rendering-area-leisure-track.png
leisure pitch Mf node.png Mf area.png e.g. a field for playing football/soccer, cricket, baseball sports. To describe what kind of sport(s) use sport= tag
Rendering-area-leisure-pitch.png
County-Ground-STFC-pitch-2006.JPG
leisure water_park Mf node.png Mf area.png Amusement area with water slides, recreational swimming pools and dressing rooms.
Caribe01.jpg
leisure marina Mf node.png Mf area.png For mooring leisure yachts and motor boats
Marina.jpg
leisure slipway Mf node.png Boats can be launched here
800px-Swanage lifeboat on its slipway 1.JPG
leisure fishing Mf node.png Mf area.png
leisure nature_reserve Mf node.png Mf area.png
leisure park Mf node.png Mf area.png open, green area for recreation, usually municipal
Rendering-area-leisure-park.png
Arena Roundhay 07.jpg
leisure playground Mf node.png Mf area.png Playground for little children.
Rendering-area-leisure-playground.png
Spielplatz.jpg
leisure garden Mf node.png Mf area.png Place where flowers and other plants are grown in a decorative and structured manner or for scientific purposes.
Rendering-area-leisure-garden.png
leisure common Mf node.png Mf area.png An area where the public can walk anywhere (UK)
Rendering-area-leisure-common.png
leisure ice_rink Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where you can skate or play ice hockey.
Icerink2.jpg
leisure miniature_golf Mf node.png Mf area.png A place or area that you can play miniature golf.
1st course of bahn golf.jpg
leisure User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Amenity

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
Sustenance
amenity restaurant Mf node.png Mf area.png Restaurant (not fast food, see amenity=fast_food). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=*.
Rendering-amenity-restaurant-mapnik.png
Caprice Restaurant.JPG
amenity pub Mf node.png Mf area.png A place selling beer and other alcoholic drinks; may also provide food or accommodation (UK)
Amenity-pub.png
Pub.jpg
amenity food_court Mf node.png Mf area.png An area with several different restaurant food counters and a shared eating area. Commonly found in malls, airports, etc.
amenity fast_food Mf node.png Mf area.png Fast Food Restaurant (see also amenity=restaurant). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=*.
Rendering-amenity-fastfood-mapnik.png
Burger king kamen osm.jpg
amenity drinking_water Mf node.png A source of drinking water
amenity bbq Mf node.png A public grill for cooking meat or vegetables, most typically to eat outdoors. You may want to include a “fuel=wood/gas/electric” key.
amenity biergarten Mf node.png Mf area.png Beer garden in Wikipedia
Bierkrug32x32.png
Biergarten.JPG
amenity cafe Mf node.png Mf area.png a cafe
Rendering-amenity-cafe-mapnik.png
Education
amenity kindergarten Mf node.png Mf area.png For children too young for a regular school (also known as playschool or nursery school).
amenity school Mf node.png Mf area.png school and grounds Mf node.png : Icon-amenity school.png
Mf area.png : Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Williamstown school.jpg
amenity college Mf node.png Mf area.png a College campus or buildings Mf node.png : College.png
Mf area.png : Rendering-area-amenity-college.png
amenity library Mf node.png Mf area.png A public library (municipal, university, ...) to borrow books from.
Rendering-amenity-library.png
Guantanamo captives' library a.jpg
amenity university Mf node.png Mf area.png a University campus or buildings Mf node.png : Icon-amenity university.png
Mf area.png : Rendering-area-amenity-university.png
Brock University campus.JPG
Transportation
amenity ferry_terminal Mf node.png Mf area.png Ferry terminal/stop. A place where people/cars/etc. can board and leave a ferry.
Ferry Reet.jpg
amenity bicycle_parking Mf node.png Mf area.png Parking for bicycles
Bicycle-parking.jpg
amenity bicycle_rental Mf node.png Mf area.png Rent a bicycle
Bicycle-rental.jpg
amenity bus_station Mf node.png Mf area.png Bus Station (this is a big station, a bus stop is highway=bus_stop)
Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station.jpg
amenity car_rental Mf node.png Mf area.png Rent a car
amenity car_sharing Mf node.png Mf area.png Share a car
amenity fuel Mf node.png Mf area.png Petrol station; gas station; marine fuel; ... Streets to petrol stations are often tagged highway=service.
Rendering-amenity fuel.png
Preem Karlskrona.jpg
amenity grit_bin Mf node.png A container that hold grit or a mixture from salt and grit.
Grid bin 32.png
Grit bin.jpg
amenity parking Mf node.png Mf area.png Car Park. Nodes and areas (without access tag) will get a parking symbol. Areas will be colored. Streets on car parking are often tagged highway=service and service=parking_aisle. Mapping-Features-Parking-Lot.png
P3030027ParkingLot wb.jpg
amenity taxi Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where taxis wait for passengers.
Amenity taxi picture-Hong Kong Shatin Taxi Stand.jpg
Financial
amenity atm Mf node.png an ATM or cash point
Atm2.p.16.png
ATM 750x1300.jpg
amenity bank Mf node.png Mf area.png a bank (for a bank that also has an ATM, it is preferred that a separate node for each ATM is added)
Bank2.p.16.png
Dscf1401-800.jpg
amenity bureau_de_change Mf node.png Bureau de change, Currency exchange, Wechsel, Cambio - a place to change foreign bank notes and travellers cheques
Bureau de change.svg
TengeLogo.JPG
Healthcare
amenity pharmacy Mf node.png Mf area.png Pharmacy
dispensing=yes
dispensing=no or omitted
Pharmacy dispencing.png : dispensing="yes"
Pharmacy nondispensing.png : dispensing="no" or omitted
Boots The Chemist At Gunwharf Quays.jpg
amenity hospital Mf node.png Mf area.png Often used in conjunction with emergency=* to note whether or not the hospital has emergency facilities (A&E (brit.) or ER (am.))
Rendering-amenity hospital.png
Guantanamo captive's hospital beds -c.jpg
amenity baby_hatch Mf node.png Mf area.png a place where you can drop a baby anonymously for adoption
Babyfenster IMGP3308 osm.jpg
amenity dentist Mf node.png Mf area.png A dentist practice / surgery.
amenity doctors Mf node.png Mf area.png A doctors practice / surgery.
amenity veterinary Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where a veterinary surgeon (vet) practices.
Entertainment, Arts & Culture
amenity arts_centre Mf node.png Mf area.png an arts centre
Palette.gif
amenity cinema Mf node.png Mf area.png a cinema
Rendering-amenity-cinema-mapnik.png
Palace cinéma beaumont.JPG
amenity fountain Mf node.png Mf area.png A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.
Fountain.jpg
amenity nightclub Mf node.png Mf area.png a nightclub
Nightclub.png
Gatecrasher.jpg
amenity stripclub Mf node.png A place that offers striptease or lapdancing (for sexual services use amenity=brothel).
Stripclub.jpg
amenity studio Mf node.png Mf area.png TV radio or recording studio
Studio.png
DOUG.jpg
amenity theatre Mf node.png Mf area.png a theatre or opera house
Theatre.png
Sydney opera.jpg
Others
amenity bench Mf node.png a bench to sit down and relax a bit
Bench.jpg
amenity brothel Mf node.png Mf area.png a brothel
amenity courthouse Mf node.png Mf area.png a place where justice is dispensed
JusticeScales.png
amenity crematorium Mf node.png Mf area.png
amenity embassy Mf node.png Mf area.png An embassy
amenity emergency_phone Mf node.png A telephone dedicated to emergency calls
Sos.jpg
amenity fire_station Mf node.png Mf area.png A Fire station
Fire station.jpg
amenity grave_yard Mf node.png Mf area.png A (smaller) place of burial, often you'll find a church nearby. Large places should be landuse=cemetery instead.
Odenbuell Nordstrand St Vinzenz IMGP2940 wp crop.jpg
amenity hunting_stand Mf node.png Mf area.png A hunting stand
A rised hide closed quadrat.jpg
amenity marketplace Mf way.png Mf area.png A place where trade is regulated, e.g. a square.
Marche berlin002.jpg
amenity place_of_worship Mf node.png Mf area.png A church, mosque, or temple, etc. Note that you also need religion=*, usually denomination=* and preferably name=* as well as amenity=place_of_worship. See the article for details.
Mapping-Features-Church.png
Kirche.jpg
amenity police Mf node.png Mf area.png A Police station
100px-Hamburg-090612-0049-DSC 8141-Polizeiboot.png
amenity post_box Mf node.png Alternative mail-carriers can be tagged via operator=*
Amenity-post box.png
Post Box.JPG
amenity post_office Mf node.png Mf area.png Post office building with postal services
Amenity-post office.png
100px-Pošta Praha 025.jpg
amenity prison Mf node.png Mf area.png a prison
Osaka keimusho.jpg
amenity public_building Mf node.png Mf area.png
amenity recycling Mf node.png Mf area.png recycling facilities (bottle banks etc.)
Recycling.png
Recycling.jpg
amenity shelter Mf node.png Mf area.png A shelter against bad weather for hiker, cyclists, ...
German-shelter-harz.jpg
amenity telephone Mf node.png Public telephone
Telephone.jpg
amenity toilets Mf node.png Public toilets (might require a fee)
Rendering-amenity-toilets-mapnik.png
WC-Anlage.jpg
amenity townhall Mf node.png Mf area.png A town hall building
Townhall.png
TownHall-Ljubljana.JPG
amenity vending_machine Mf node.png A machine selling goods, tickets ... Vending machine.png
Vending machines at Haeundae.jpg
amenity waste_basket Mf node.png A waste basket is a single small container for depositing garbage that is easily accesible for pedestrians.
2003-09-30 Trash can.jpg
amenity waste_disposal Mf node.png A place where canal boaters, caravaners etc. can dispose of rubbish (trash/waste).
Waste container.jpg
amenity User Defined Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png see Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Shop

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
shop alcohol Mf node.png Mf area.png Government owned or licensed shop selling alcohol. See also shop=beverages.
Liquor store in Breckenridge Colorado.jpg
shop bakery Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling bread
Bread in Boudin.jpg
shop beverages Mf node.png Mf area.png Shop focused on selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. See also shop=alcohol.
shop bicycle Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells bicycles, bicycle equipment and may rent or repair them
ShopBicycle.jpg
shop books Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling books (for a library that borrows books, see amenity=library)
Strand basement jeh.jpg
shop butcher Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling meat
shop car Mf node.png Mf area.png Car store - a place to buy cars or to get your car repaired Dscf1411-800.jpg
shop car_repair Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop focused on car repair (usually independent of a specific car brand). Colourful Shops Places In Onehunga II.jpg
shop chemist Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling articles of personal hygiene, cosmetics, and household cleaning products (for a shop that potentially dispenses prescription drugs, cf. pharmacy. U.S. drug store, see amenity=pharmacy)
shop clothes Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling clothes (other related values in use are: fashion, shoes)
Hasseen2.jpg
shop computer Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling computers, peripherals, software, ...
shop confectionery Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling sweets and pastry
shop convenience Mf node.png Mf area.png Convenience Store - a small local store usually selling a small selection of food items plus things like simple first aid, household, stationary and car items
shop department_store Mf node.png Mf area.png A single large store - often multiple storeys high - selling a large variety of goods (see also shop=mall)
Takeshimaya Times Square in the evening.jpg
shop dry_cleaning Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop or kiosk offering a clothes dry cleaning service. The actual cleaning may be done elsewhere.
shop doityourself Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells tools and supplies to do-it-yourself householders, gardening, ...
shop electronics Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling consumer electronics (TV, radio, ...). Larger ones may also sell computers, fridges, ...
shop farm Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop at a farm that sells the farm produce
shop florist Mf node.png Mf area.png Get your bouquet of flowers from here (see shop=garden_centre for potted flowers). Butler's Wharf Flower Shop.jpg
shop funeral_directors Mf node.png Mf area.png Providing services related to funeral arrangements, may also be known as a "funeral parlour" or "undertakers".
shop furniture Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling furniture, might range from small decorational items to a whole flat interieur
shop garden_centre Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling potted flowers, maybe even trees (see also shop=florist for flower bouquets).
Almondsbury.garden.centre.arp.jpg
shop gift Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling gifts and greeting cards. May also sell tourist gifts in areas near major tourist attractions.
shop greengrocer Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling vegetables and fruits.
Greenrocer's Interior.jpg
shop hairdresser Mf node.png Mf area.png Here you can get your hair cut, coloured, ...
shop hardware Mf node.png Mf area.png A small shop that sells screws and bolts, paints, key copying, ... Tweedy and Popp 03.jpg
shop hifi Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells High Fidelity or High End environment to listen music or watch films at home
shop kiosk Mf node.png Mf area.png A small shop on the pavement that sells magazines, tobacco, newspapers, sweets and stamps.
Kiosk germany.jpg
shop laundry Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop to get your normal clothes washed. Might be self service coin operated, with service staff for drop off, ...
shop mall Mf node.pngMf area.png A shopping mall - multiple stores under one roof (also known as a shopping centre)
Dalian large Shopping Mall 2005.jpg
shop massage Mf node.pngMf area.png A massage shop
Thaimassage.jpg
shop motorcycle Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells motorcycles
shop newsagent Mf node.png Mf area.png Shop selling newspapers, cigarettes, other goods HK Sheung Wan Po Yan Street 7-11 Shop Newspaper Stand.JPG
shop optician Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells eyeglasses, contact lenses (may also check your eyes).
shop organic Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling organic food
shop outdoor Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells camping, walking, climbing, fishing and other outdoor sports equipment (and GPSes)
shop sports Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling sporting goods.
shop stationery Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling office supplies
shop supermarket Mf node.png Mf area.png Supermarket Rendering-amenity supermarket.png
Supermarket check out.JPG
shop shoes Mf node.png Mf area.png Selling shoes.
Shoes.JPG
shop toys Mf node.png Mf area.png A toy store.
shop travel_agency Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop selling travel related products and services
shop video Mf node.png Mf area.png A shop that sells or rents out videos/DVDs
shop User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png Feel free to use/invent values suitable for your country, a small global set is also being developed for ease of rendering and searching. See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Tourism

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
tourism alpine_hut Mf node.png Mf area.png Wikipedia:Mountain hut
Karwendelhaus.jpg
tourism attraction Mf node.png Mf area.png A general tourism attraction, this tag is often used in addition with other tags (like historic=*).
Rendering-area-tourism-attraction.png
tourism artwork Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png A tag for public pieces of art.
tourism camp_site Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where you can pitch a tent
Icon-tourism camp site.png
Campsite.jpg
tourism caravan_site Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where you can park a caravan overnight or for longer periods
tourism chalet Mf node.png Mf area.png Rent a hut
tourism guest_house Mf node.png a guest house
tourism hostel Mf node.png Wikipedia:Hostel
Tourism-hostel.png
453px-YouthHostelRome.jpg
tourism hotel Mf node.png Wikipedia:Hotel
Rendering-tourism hotel.png
Hcom 1097758 7 b.jpg
tourism information Mf node.png Information resource for tourists and visitors, including information offices and map boards
tourism motel Mf node.png Wikipedia:Motel Dscf0759 600.jpg
tourism museum Mf node.png Mf area.png see Other languages
tourism picnic_site Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where you can have an outdoor picnic. May have facilities such as tables and benches.
Picnic site.jpg
tourism theme_park Mf node.png Mf area.png Wikipedia:Theme park
Theme park.jpg
tourism viewpoint Mf node.png A place, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings, lookout. Sometimes called a vista point or scenic area/point.
Viewpoint.png
Viewpoint.jpg
tourism zoo Mf node.png Mf area.png zoological garden
tourism yes Mf node.png Mf area.png to add tourist interest to something described by other tags
tourism User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Historic

See also railway=preserved for historic trains.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
historic archaeological_site Mf node.png Mf area.png Excavation place for ancient remains
Dscf0105 600.jpg
historic battlefield Mf node.png Mf area.png The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past. this could be on land or at sea.
Fort Donelson river battery (1).jpg
historic castle Mf node.png Mf area.png Other languages Dscf0226 600.jpg
historic memorial Mf node.png Mf area.png Much like a monument, but smaller. Might range from a WWII memorial to a simple plate on a wall.
CIMG4191.JPG
historic monument Mf node.png Mf area.png An object, especially large and made of stone, built to remember and show respect to a person or group of people. Other languages
Monument.JPG
historic ruins Mf node.png Mf area.png Remains of a castle or alike, usage was abandoned.


This tag by itself is very unspecific. For ruins of historic buildings, better use a more descriptive value and add ruins=yes. E.g. historic=castle, ruins=yes

Dscf1813-800.jpg
historic wreck Mf node.png Mf area.png Nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed.
WreckIcon.png
LovilleWreckRedsea.jpg
historic yes Mf node.png Mf area.png Used to add historic interest to something described by other tags .
historic User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Landuse

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
landuse allotments Mf node.png Mf area.png A piece of land given over to local residents for growing vegetables and flowers.
Landuse-allotments.png
Schrebergaerten.jpg
landuse basin Mf node.png Mf area.png An area of water that drains into a river.
Together with basin=infiltration for rainwater infiltration basins.
Other languages
Landuse-basin.png
landuse brownfield Mf node.png Mf area.png Describes land scheduled for new development where old buildings have been demolished and cleared
Landuse-brownfield.png
landuse cemetery Mf area.png Place for burials. You can add religion=* (values listed in the place of worship page). Smaller places (e.g. with a church nearby) may use amenity=grave_yard instead.
Landuse-cemetery.png
Cemetery-photo.JPG
landuse commercial Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly offices, business parks, etc.
Landuse-commercial.png
landuse construction Mf node.png Mf area.png "Under construction" site, should become something different once the construction is finished Rendering-landuse-construction-mapnik.png Landuse construction.jpg
landuse farm Mf area.png An area of farmland used for tillage and pasture (animals, crops, vegetables, flowers, fruit growing).
Rendering-landuse-farm-mapnik.png
Farm landuse (with livestock).jpg
landuse farmyard Mf area.png An area of land with farm buildings like farmhouse, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.
Farmyard.jpg
landuse forest Mf node.png Mf area.png Managed forest or woodland plantation (Other languages). See also natural=wood.
Landuse-forest.png
Forest.jpg
landuse greenfield Mf node.png Mf area.png Describes land scheduled for new development where there have been no buildings before
landuse greenhouse_horticulture Mf area.png Area used for growing plants in greenhouses
Greenhouserendering.png
Greenhouses westland.jpg
landuse industrial Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly workshops, factories or warehouses
Landuse-industrial.png
Rehuraisio feed plant in Oulu 2008 001.jpg
landuse landfill Mf node.png Mf area.png Place where waste is dumped. Other languages
Rendering-landuse-landfill-mapnik.png
Landfill.jpg
landuse meadow Mf node.png Mf area.png An area of land primarily vegetated by grass and other non-woody plants (Other Languages).
Mottey.jpg
landuse military Mf node.png Mf area.png For land areas owned/used by the military for whatever purpose Rendering-landuse-military-mapnik.png
landuse orchard Mf node.png Mf area.png intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production Orchard.png
Altesland2.jpg
landuse quarry Mf node.png Mf area.png Surface mineral extraction (Other languages)
Rendering-landuse-quarry-mapnik.png
Steinbruch.jpg
landuse railway Mf area.png Area for railway use, generally off-limits to the general public Rendering-landuse-railway-mapnik.png
OahuRailway&LandCo-switchtrack-signal.JPG
landuse recreation_ground Mf node.png Mf area.png An open green space for general recreation, which may include pitches, nets and so on, usually municipal but possibly also private to colleges or companies
Landuse-recreation ground.png
landuse reservoir Mf node.png Mf area.png Stores water, may be covered or uncovered; for a covered reservoir see also man_made=reservoir_covered (Other languages)
Landuse-reservoir.png
Amagase Dam.jpg
landuse residential Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly houses or apartment buildings
Rendering-area-landuse-residential.png
Lawrenceville.jpg
landuse retail Mf node.png Mf area.png Predominantly shops
Landuse-retail.png
Trocadero - London 1.jpg
landuse salt_pond Mf area.png A place where sea water is evaporated to extract its salt
Salt ponds SF Bay (dro!d).jpg
landuse village_green Mf node.png Mf area.png An area of common land, usually grass, in the centre of a village (quintessentially English - defined separately from 'common land' under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and the Commons Act 2006).
Landuse-village green.png
landuse vineyard Mf node.png Mf area.png A piece of land where grapes are grown.
Landuse-vineyard.png
739px-Grape vines.jpg
landuse User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Military

See also landuse=military.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
military airfield Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where military planes take off and land
Dscf1158 600.jpg
military bunker Mf node.png Mf area.png Buildings, often build from concrete, to stand even heavier fire. Also WW2 pillboxes.
Bunker no13.jpg
military barracks Mf node.png Mf area.png Buildings where soldiers live and work. Key military.JPG
Oulu barracks Jul-Aug2008 001.jpg
military danger_area Mf node.png Mf area.png Usually a large marked area around something like a firing range, bombing range, etc which is an exclusion zone.
military range Mf node.png Mf area.png Where soldiers have practice with their weapons (firing, bombing, artillery, ...).
Bundeswehr shooting M16.jpg
military naval_base Mf node.png Mf area.png A naval base
Kidd class vs Spruance class.jpg
military User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Natural

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
natural bay Mf node.png Mf area.png Bay (Other languages)
natural beach Mf node.png Mf area.png Beach: sand, gravel or pebble (Other languages)
Rendering-area-natural-beach.png
Beach.jpg
natural cave_entrance Mf node.png Mf area.png The entrance to a cave.
Cave entrance.jpg
natural cliff Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png Rock face
Cliff.jpg
natural coastline Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png The coastline should run clockwise around water and anti-clockwise around land, i.e. land on the left side and water on the right side of the way (that is, according to the sequence of nodes in the way), for it to show correctly. As the sole exception coastlines do not have to form closed ways, they merely have to connect up (head to tail) to form complete closed polygons.
Rendering-area-natural-coastline.png
Coastline.jpg
natural fell Mf node.png Mf area.png Bare upper lying uncultivated land principally covered with grass and often grazed.
natural glacier Mf node.png Mf area.png Areas (or peaks) covered with ice throughout the year
Rendering-Natural glacier OSM.png
Glacier.jpg
natural heath Mf node.png Mf area.png Bare lower lying uncultivated land with bushes but little or no tree cover.
Note. This is not for parks whose name is "Something Heath"
Rendering-area-natural-heath-yellow.png
Lüneburger Heide 080.jpg
natural land Mf node.png Mf area.png Land that exists within another area, such as a lake. (i.e an island). Keep water on the right and land on the left side in relation to sequence of nodes in the Way. See Relations/Multipolygon for islands in lakes
Rendering-area-natural-land.png
natural marsh Mf node.png Mf area.png waterlogged area (on Wikipedia)

Deprecated. Use natural=wetland, wetland=* instead.

Rendering-area-natural-marsh-osmarender.png
natural mud Mf node.png Mf area.png (Other languages)
Rendering-natural-mud-mapnik.png
natural peak Mf node.png top of a hill or mountain (summit)
Peak.png
Peak.jpg
natural scree Mf node.png Mf area.png Loose rock Scree.jpg
natural scrub Mf node.png Mf area.png Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees
Rendering-area-natural-scrub.png
natural spring Mf node.png A place where ground water flows naturally from the ground ((hydrology, land) (3596) Other languages)
La Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.JPG
natural tree Mf node.png Lone or significant trees.
Tree.jpg
natural volcano Mf node.png A volcano, either dormant, extinct or active
DenglerSW-Stromboli-20040928-1230x800.jpg
natural water Mf node.png Mf area.png Lakes, etc.
Rendering-area-natural-water.png
Natural water.jpg
natural wetland Mf node.png Mf area.png waterlogged area (on Wikipedia) Rendering-area-natural-marsh-osmarender.png
Vatmark.jpg
natural wood Mf node.png Mf area.png Natural woodland (trees). See also landuse=forest.
Rendering-area-natural-wood.png
Biogradska suma.jpg
natural User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Geological

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
geological palaeontological_site Mf node.png Mf area.png A paleontological site is a place (or group of physical sites) in which remains of ancient living forms is preserved. Area under the study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms investigated using the discipline of paleontology.
Palaeontological site.svg
Giacimento paleontologico villaggio del pescatore duino.jpg
geological User Defined Mf node.png Mf area.png See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Route

See Relation:route for another way how to tag routes.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
route bicycle Way Relation Cycle_routes explains how to tag cycle routes
route bus Way Relation The route a public bus service takes. See Buses
route detour Way Route for fixed detour routes. Examples are Bedarfsumleitung in Germany and uitwijkroute in the Netherlands
route ferry Way Relation The route a ferry takes from terminal to terminal Please make sure to add at least one node per tile (zoom level 12), better at least one every few km, so offline editors catch it with bbox requests.
Ferry route mapnik.png
route hiking Way Relation hiking explains how to tag hiking routes
route mtb Way Mountainbike explains how to tag mtb routes
route railway Way Relation Named stretches of railroad tracks (eg Channel Tunnel). See Railways
route road Way Relation Can be used to map various road routes/long roads
route ski Way
route train Way Relation Train services (eg London-Paris Eurostar) See Railways
route tram Way Relation See Trams for more information on tagging tram services
route User Defined Node Area See Taginfo site for some other common used values as well

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Boundary

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
boundary administrative Area e.g. State, county, local council (unclear how these are specified. Clarify!). Use therefore admin_level=*
Rendering-area-boundary-administrative.png
Lake city sign.jpg
boundary civil Area
boundary political Area Electoral boundaries
boundary maritime Area Maritime boundaries
boundary national_park Area Area of outstanding natural beauty, set aside for conservation and for recreation (Other languages)
Rendering-area-boundary-national park.png
Kings Canyon NP Sign.JPG

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Sport

This key is intended as an additional key. It has to be combined with other tags like landuse=* or leisure=*.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
sport 9pin Node Area 9-pin Bowling (on Wikipedia) - bowling game played in Europe with only 9 pins
sport 10pin Node Area 10-pin Bowling (on Wikipedia)
Bowling.JPG
sport archery Node Area The different variations of this sport can be specified by also adding a type=* tag. Values for this type=* tag are e.g.: FITA, field, 3D, ... See also Archery on Wikipedia
Mcroriz2.JPG
sport athletics Node Area Track and field athletics. A collection of sports events that involve running, throwing and jumping (on Wikipedia).
Webb at hayward.jpg
sport australian_football Node Area Australian Rules Football. A team sport played between two teams of 18 players with a ball on large oval shaped grass fields (often also used as a cricket ground), with four goal posts at each end.(on Wikipedia)
sport baseball Node Area An outdoor bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams of nine players each on a large grass pitch (on Wikipedia)
Baseball swing.jpg
sport basketball Node Area Basketball, very popular in the USA and the Philippines (on Wikipedia)
Basketball through the hoop.JPG
sport beachvolleyball Node Area beachvolleyball on Wikipedia
Beach volleyball from zh.JPG
sport boules Node Area A collective name for games played with metal balls, popular in France (on Wikipedia). The different variations of this sport can be specified by also adding a type=* tag. Values for this type=* tag are e.g.: petanque, lyonnaise, extreme, ...
Boules set.jpg
sport bowls Node Area Lawn bowls (on Wikipedia)
sport canoe Node Area Canoeing (both canadian and kayaks)
Canoe.gif
Canoe.jpg
sport chess Node Area Chess (on Wikipedia) - here mostly intended: big chess-boards in the open air
OutdoorChess.jpg
sport climbing Node Area Rock climbing - natural or artificial climbs (climbing walls) (on Wikipedia)
Dscf0658 600.jpg
sport cricket Node Area A bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players, each on a large grass pitch (on Wikipedia)
Cricket Bat.jpg
sport cricket_nets Node Area Cricket nets for practice used by batsmen and bowlers to warm up and/or improve their cricketing techniques. (on Wikipedia)
sport croquet Node Area A game played between 2 or more players on a small grass pitch hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops embedded into the grass. (on Wikipedia)
sport cycling Node Area
sport diving Node Area
Diving - scubadiver.JPG
sport dog_racing Node Area
Greyhound Dogs entering the trap boxes in the Macau caninodrome(Macau)2005..jpg
sport equestrian Node Area Equestrianism, sports involving the skill of riding or driving horses (on Wikipedia) . Often associated internationally with show jumping and dressage, but also including endurance riding, eventing, reining, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, horse racing, driving, rodeo and more. See also sport=horse_racing
Evie Gullis Jumping Her Horse.JPG
sport football Node Area Please avoid this tag, as it is internationally ambiguous. Better use more detailed: soccer, rugby, australian_football, ...
sport golf Node Area for golf courses, use leisure=golf_course
Sport-golf.png
sport gymnastics Node Area
Kasse og brett.JPG
sport hockey Node Area
Field hockey.jpg
sport horse_racing Node Area
Racing at Ruidoso Downs.jpg
sport korfball Node Area (korfball on Wikipedia)
sport motor Node Area
Brucewinning.jpg
sport multi Node Area
sport orienteering Node (orienteering on Wikipedia) Orienteering club or centre
Monika annika.jpg
sport paddle_tennis Node Area (paddle_tennis on Wikipedia)
sport paragliding Node Area Paragliding takeoff or landing site (paragliding on Wikipedia)
Virage à la sellette.jpg
sport pelota Node Area (pelota on Wikipedia)
sport racquet Node Area
sport rowing Node Area (rowing on Wikipedia)
Daniel Lyons and Robert Espeseth of the US Olympic rowing team.JPEG
sport rugby Node Area
sport shooting Node Area outdoor or indoor shooting range
050607 M 5900L 044.jpg
sport skating Node Area ice skating
Icerink2.jpg
sport skateboard Node Area
SkateboardThumbnail.jpg
sport skiing Node Area
Esquiant.JPG
sport soccer Node Area Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, a team sport played between two teams of eleven players (on Wikipedia). Note: While called "football" (fussball, fotball, ...) in many countries, it is best to tag it as "soccer" to avoid confusion with other usages of "football": In USA, American Football; in Australia, any of soccer, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Australian Rules Football; etc.
Sport-soccer.png
Billiken soccer.jpg
sport swimming Node Area
Sport-swimming.png
KingdomGames07 02.jpg
sport table_tennis Node Area
Pingpong equip.jpg
sport team_handball Node Area (Team) handball on Wikipedia
Handball.png
sport tennis Node Area Tennis courts
Sport-tennis.png
Yes NCTU tennis 2.JPG
sport toboggan Node Way Area public toboggan run
sport volleyball Node Area volleyball on Wikipedia
Volleyball game.jpg

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Abutters

This key applies to ways only when, for instance, aerial views are not available. See landuse=* for areas.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
abutters residential Way predominantly houses and apartments Dscf1385-600.jpg
abutters retail Way predominantly shops
abutters commercial Way predominantly office buildings, business parks, etc. Dscf1376-600.jpg
abutters industrial Way predominantly workshops, factories, warehouses Abutters-industrial.jpg
abutters mixed Way where there is no clear predominance, for example mixed shops and residences in an inner city ring

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Accessories

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
fenced yes/no Way Whether an object like man_made=works is fenced or not. To map the actual fence see barrier=fence.
Lambach Musketenzaun.jpg
internet_access public/service/terminal/wired/wlan/ Node This tag is for indication that a map entity such as a building, a shop, restaurant, etc. offers internet access to the public, either as a paid service or even for free.
Internet-Sign.jpg
lit yes/no Way Street lighting
Berlin speer-leuchte.jpg

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Properties

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
area yes Area Means a feature that is normally linear is an area. You should not add this to features that are already defined as an area type.
motorroad yes / no Way Node The motorroad tag is used to describe highways that have motorway-like access restrictions but that are not a motorway. 120px-Zeichen 331.svg.png
bridge yes / aqueduct / viaduct / swing / ... Way Node A bridge, use together with the layer tag. Value "yes" is generic, or you can specialize. Mapping-Features-Road-Bridge.png Bridge-yes.jpg
crossing no / traffic_signals / uncontrolled Node
tunnel yes Way A tunnel, use together with the layer tag. Mapping-Features-Road-Tunnel.png Tunnel.jpg
mountain_pass yes Node The highest point of a mountain pass. Mountain pass.jpg
cutting yes Way A cut in the land to carry a road or tram. Mostly in hilly landscape. Source Road cut.jpg
embankment yes Way A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area. Source Mapping-Features-Road-Embankment.png Embankment.jpg
lanes Number Way Total number of physical travel lanes making up the way. For a divided highway represented by two separate ways, each way will have one, or more, physical lanes
layer -5 to 5 Way 0: ground (default); -1..-5:under ground layer; 1..5 (not +1):above ground layer
This is intended to indicate actual physical separation, shouldn't be used just to influence rendering order.
surface paved / unpaved / asphalt / concrete / paving_stones / cobblestone / metal / wood / grass_paver / gravel / pebblestone / grass / ground / earth / dirt / mud / sand / ice_road Way Apply to all types of highways. If the tag is not present, it is assumed surface=paved, excepted for highway=footway and highway=track. (sealed/unsealed outside UK).
smoothness excellent / good / intermediate / bad / very_bad / horrible / very_horrible / impassable Way Apply to all types of highways.
ele Number Node Area Elevation (also known as altitude or height) above mean sea level in metre, based on geoid model EGM 96 which is used by WGS 84 (GPS). (see also Altitude)
width Number Way Width of way in metres
est_width Number Way A rough guess of the width of way in metres
incline Number% Node Way Incline steepness as percents. Positive/negative values indicate movement upward/downwards in the direction of the way.
start_date Date Way Date feature was created
end_date Date Way Date feature was removed
operator User Defined Node Way Area The operator tag can be used to name a company or corporation who's responsible for a certain object or who operates it.
opening_hours 24/7 or mo md hh:mm-hh:mm. (read described syntax) Node Way Area opening_hours describes when something is open.
Pharmacy dispencing 24.png
disused yes Node Way Area For features that are useful for navigation, yet are unused or abandoned.
wheelchair yes / no / limited Node Way Area Indicate if a special place can be used with wheelchairs.
Standard rollstuhl.jpg
narrow yes Way Relative indication that a way (waterway, highway, cycleway) gets narrower.
sac_scale hiking / mountain_hiking / demanding_mountain_hiking / alpine_hiking / demanding_alpine_hiking / difficult_alpine_hiking Way Applies to highway=path and highway=footway. A classification scheme for hiking trails. Mountain hiking.jpg
trail_visibility excellent / good / intermediate / bad / horrible / no Way Applies to highway=path, highway=footway, highway=cycleway and highway=bridleway. A classification for hiking trails visibility
mtb:scale 0-5 Way Applies to highway=path and highway=track. A classification scheme for mtb trails (few inclination and downhill). S3.jpg
mtb:scale:uphill 0-5 Way A classification scheme for mtb trails for going uphill if there is significant inclination.
mtb:scale:imba 0-4 Way The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System shall be used for bikeparks. It is adapted to mtb trails with artificial obstacles.
mtb:description Text Way Applies to highway=path and highway=track. A key to input variable infos related to mtbiking on a way with human words
TMC:LocationCode see description Way Node Relation An identifier in electronic traffic-messages.
wood coniferous / deciduous / mixed Node Area Applies to landuse=forest and natural=wood detailing the sort of trees found within each landuse. Makes most sense when applied to areas.
admin_level Number Area Applies to boundary=administrative and is usually in the range 1 to 10, except for Germany where it might be 11 - see boundary.
rtc_rate A / B / C / D / F / XX Way Scale rating the suitability of ways for cycling. Used by online bicycle trip planning algorithms. "A" indicates that cyclists should go well out of their way to use this route, while "F" indicates that cyclists should go far out of their way to avoid this particular way; "B" and "D" are lesser magnitudes of "A" and "F"; "C" indicates no basis of evaluation either way; and "XX" indicates ways onto which trip planning algorithms should never route cyclists.

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Restrictions

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
access yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way General access permission.
  • permissive means there is no legally-enshrined right of access, but the landowner has allowed it at his/her discretion
  • private means access is restricted to the landowner
  • destination is used for ways in designated local traffic areas, where traffic should only enter if its destination is within the area
  • official is used for ways dedicated to a certain mode of travel by law. Usually indicated by a traffic sign.


Access.png
vehicle yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for all vehicles. For values see above
bicycle yes / designated / official / private / permissive / dismount / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for bicycles. For values see above. Usage of bicycle=dismount and bicycle=no will vary in different countries. If according to local traffic rules a bicycle is no longer seen as a bicycle when there's no one driving it, then there's no need for using bicycle=dismount. If the local legislation still sees an undriven bicycle as a bicycle then you may need to use both bicycle=dismount and bicycle=no.
Bicycle.png
foot yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for pedestrians. For values see above
Foot.png
goods yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for light commercial vehicles (LCV) or goods vehicles of category N1 with a maximum allowed mass of up to 3.5 tonnes. In the USA, combined weight 26,000 lbs or less. For values see above.
Hgv.png
hgv yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) (UK), e.g. for goods vehicles of category N2 and N3 (trucks, lorries) with a maximum allowed mass over 3.5 tonnes. In the USA, combined weight 26,001 lbs or greater. For values see above
Hgv.png
hazmat yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for vehicles carrying hazardous materials. For values see above
agricultural yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for agricultural vehicles, e.g. tractors. For values see above
Agricultural.png
horse yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for horse riders. For values see above
Horse.png
motorcycle yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for motorcycles. For values see above
Motorcycle.png
motorcar yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for (motor) cars. For values see above
Car.png
motor_vehicle yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way Access permission for motor cars and motorcycles. For values see above
Motorcycle.png

Car.png
psv yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry /unknown / no Way Access permission for Public Service Vehicles (UK), e.g. buses and coaches. See above
Bus.png
motorboat yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry /unknown / no Way
boat yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no Way
oneway yes / no / -1 Way
oneway=yes for traffic direction same as the sequence of nodes of the way (maplint will highlight "true" and "1", so they can be updated to "yes").
oneway=no for bidirectional traffic (maplint will highlight "false" and "0", so they can be updated to "no").
oneway=-1 for traffic direction opposite to the sequence of nodes of the way (if the way cannot be reversed).

Some road types are assumed to be one-way (e.g. highway=motorway), others are assumed to be two-way (most others). The direction of the sequence of nodes of a way is indicated by sequential order of nodes within the way.
Hint: When using the editor JOSM, enable 'arrows'!).

The maplint highlighting will help with updating of the tags which will allow simplification of style sheets to prevent unintentional rendering errors creeping in. See Talk:Key:oneway.

OneWaySign.png
noexit yes Way A dead end road/cul de sac with only one access road
Noexit.png
date_on Date Way Date restriction starts
date_off Date Way Date restriction stops
day_on Day of Week Way Day restriction starts
Hour off.png
day_off Day of Week Way Day restriction stops
Hour off.png
hour_on Time Way Time restriction starts
Hour off.png
hour_off Time Way Time restriction stops
Hour off.png
maxweight Number Way Weight limit - units other than tonnes should be explicit
Maxweight.png
maxheight Height Way height limit - units other than metres should be explicit
Maxheight.png
Maxheight photo.JPG
maxwidth Width Way width limit - units other than metres should be explicit
Maxwidth.png
maxlength Length Way length limit - units other than metres should be explicit
Maxlength.png
maxspeed Speed Way Maximum speed - units other than km/h should be explicit
Maxspeed.png
minspeed Speed Way Minimum speed - units other than km/h should be explicit
Minspeed.svg
traffic_sign city_limit Node Start/end sign of city limits, in most (all?) countries implies a specific "city maxspeed". Wilster.jpg
maxstay Number Way Maximum stay, in units given (hour/hours/day/days)
disused yes Node Way Area For features that are useful for navigation, yet are unused or abandoned.
toll yes Node Toll or fee must be paid to access way, see also barrier=toll_booth
charge Num Node Amount of toll or fee

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Name

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
name User Defined Node Way Area The common default name. (Note: For disputed areas, please use the name as displayed on e.g. street signs for the name tag. Put all alternatives into either localized name tags (e.g. name:tr/name:el) or the variants (e.g. loc_name/old_name/alt_name). Thank you.)
alt_name User Defined Node Way Area another name or names by which the feature is known e.g. name=Field Fare Road and alt_name=Fieldfare Road, or name=University Centre and alt_name=Grad Pad
int_name User Defined Node Way Area International name (note: consider using language specific names instead, e.g. name:en=... - see below - International does not (necessarily) mean English
nat_name User Defined Node Way Area National name
reg_name User Defined Node Way Area Regional name
loc_name User Defined Node Way Area Local name
old_name User Defined Node Way Area Historical name
name:lg User Defined Node Way Area Name in different language eg. name:fr=Londres. See: Bilingual_street_names

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References

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
ref User Defined Node Way Area The common default reference (eg M25, in Germany always with space eg A 5)
int_ref User Defined Node Way Area International reference (eg E 30)
nat_ref User Defined Node Way Area National reference
reg_ref User Defined Node Way Area Regional reference
loc_ref User Defined Node Way Area Local reference
old_ref User Defined Node Way Area Historical reference
ncn_ref User Defined Way The number reference (eg 54) of a National Cycle Network route.
rcn_ref User Defined Way The number of the regional cycle network.
lcn_ref User Defined Way The number of the local cycle network
source_ref User Defined Node Way Area To record the URI, source reference (eg Landsat) or other link to physical sources.
icao User Defined Node Way Area ICAO International airport codes
iata User Defined Node Way Area IATA International airport codes

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Places

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
place continent Node Area One of the continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Australia
(from largest in size to smallest)
place country Node country (on areas and ways, border_type=nation is used instead)
place state Node Area state
place region Node Area region
place county Node Area county
place city Node Area As defined by national/state/provincial government. Often over 100,000 people
place town Node Area As defined by national/state/provincial government. Generally smaller than a city, between 10,000 and 100,000 people
place village Node Area As defined by national/state/provincial government. Generally smaller than a town, below 10,000 people
place hamlet Node Area As defined by national/state/provincial government. Generally smaller than a village, just a few houses
place suburb Node Area Named area of town or city. Often a suburb is its own municipality, with separate government, and should be tagged as such.
place locality Node Area An unpopulated, named place.
place island Node Area identifies an island (see also natural=land), also consider place=islet for very small islands

See OSM_tags_for_routing for the guideline to automatic interpretation of this tag.

See also the FAQ for a description how to use areas and nodes when tagging a place.


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
place_name User Defined Area Only for areas. For nodes use 'name' instead (see Notes). It may do no harm to use both, though.
place_numbers User Defined Node Way Area For property numbers. Note: Most people now use the Karlsruhe Schema instead of this tag.
postal_code User Defined Node Way Area The postal code. Note: Most people now use the Karlsruhe Schema instead of this tag.
is_in User Defined Node Way Area For categorisation - for example place=suburb; name=Eccleshall; is_in=Sheffield,South Yorkshire,England,UK
population Number Node Area Number of inhabitants of the place. Among other things, it might be used in selecting which name to render at a given zoom level at what font size.

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Addresses

Key Value Element Comment Photo
Tags for individual houses
addr:housenumber user defined Node Area The house number (may contain non-digits). If a single entry has multiple house numbers, separate them by ",". e.g. "12b,12c". Only required key for an address (except when addr:housename is used), all others are optional. Hausnummer in Deutschland (2004-01-28).jpeg
addr:housename user defined Node Area The name of a house. This is sometimes used in some countries like England instead of (or in addition to) a house number.
addr:street user defined Node Area The (main) name of the respective street. A way with highway=* and the corresponding name should be found nearby. Ulica Nikole Tesle Zagreb.JPG
addr:postcode user defined Node Area The postal code of the building/area.
addr:city user defined Node Area A clone of is_in:city=*! The name of the city as given in postal addresses of the building/area. Zagreb (town sign).jpg
addr:country user defined Node Area A clone of is_in:country_code=*! The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two letter country code in upper case. Example: "DE" for Germany, "FR" for France, "IT" for Italy. Caveat: The ISO 3166-1 code for Great Britain is "GB" and not "UK".. See also: is_in:country=*
Tags for interpolation ways
addr:interpolation all/even/odd/ alphabetic Way How to interpolate the house numbers belonging to the way along the respective street. See detailed description.
addr:interpolation Number Way Every nth house between the end nodes is represented by the interpolation way.
addr:inclusion actual/estimate/potential Way Optional tag to indicate the accuracy level of survey used to create the address interpolation way. See detailed description.

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Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
information office Mf node.png Mf area.png An office where you can get informations about a town or region.
Informationoffice.svg
Informationoffice.jpg
information terminal Mf node.png A information terminal provides information access via electronic methods. Mostly it is combined with access to the internet.
information audioguide Mf node.png A place where you can get information using headphones or a mobile phone.
  • This tag can be combined with fee=* and ref=*.
  • If you want to describe a audio service via mobile phone, you have to add the phone number via phone=*.
information guidepost Mf node.png Signposts/Guideposts are often found along official hiking/cycling routes to indicate the directions to different destinations. See also Proposed features/Guidepost
Guidepost doubleguidepost.png
Fojtovicka plan guidepost.jpg
information map Mf node.png A board with a map. To specify the type or shown details, have a look at map_type=*, map_size=*. To describe the access to the shown routes use the access-keys e.g hiking=yes, bicycle=yes or ski=yes. Map.svg or Map2.svg
Information Map Type Topo.PNG
information tactile_map Mf node.png Tactile maps are maps for the blind, also known as haptic maps. not necessarily renderes on visual maps, but e.g. by HaptoRender [1], Tactile map herrenhausen small.jpg
information board Mf node.png A board with information. To describe it closer, have a look at board_type=*. Board q.svg or Board c.svg Lechfall sign.jpg

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Annotation

some keys are allowed with one of the following values.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
note User defined Node Way Area A note to yourself or to other mappers.
fixme User defined Node Way Area A description to yourself or to other mappers of a (possible) error in the map
description User defined Node Way Area Text that might be viewable to the end user (perhaps using a search system or a map with pop-ups)
image URL Node Way Area Reference to an image (use the "source_ref" key below when the image is referencing the source of the element)
source extrapolation Node Way Area Extension of information from a known source
source knowledge Node Way Area Local or common knowledge
source historical Node Way Area from out-of-copyright mapping or other historical document
source image Node Way Area photograph or video
source survey Node Way Area gpx track or other physical survey
source voice Node Way Area Voice recordings, eg dictaphone
source User defined Node Way Area
source_ref User defined Node Way Area To record the URI, source reference (eg Landsat) or other link to physical sources
source:name User defined Node Way Area Source used to gather name information eg. for street names
source:ref User defined Node Way Area Reference data source eg. for road numbers
attribution User defined Node Way Area Attribution to originator if required
url URL Node Way Area URL associated with an object
website URL Node Way Area Website associated with an object
wikipedia URL Node Way Area Wikipedia article associated with an object

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Editor keys

These keys are set by the editor (usually JOSM or Potlatch) and are not intended to be changed manually.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
created_by defined by editor Node Way Area Identifies the editing software which carried out this edit. This should no longer be used on a node, way or relation, instead place this tag on the changeset. Editors can safely remove this tag with all edits, as it is stored in the history of the node, way, relation or changeset.
history defined by editor Node Way Area Used to identify a way that has been recovered from an earlier version.

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