The legal maximum height in metres
maxheight expresses a height limit for using the way to which the tag is added. In most cases this expresses a legal limit, though there are places where this is used differently. Note that if it is desirable to establish a difference between a legal and a physical maxheight, this should be the lesser of the two
If no unit is included, the value is assumed to be in metres. So for example maxheight=3.8 would mean maximum height is 3.8 m
These are both UK road signs which show the height feet & inches:
See Road signs in the United Kingdom for some other examples of signs
- height=* - measurement of height dimensions e.g. for a building
- maxheight:physical=* for when a physical barrier (as opposed to, e.g. the law) limits the height of traffic using the way.
- maxheight:legal=* for legal limits the height of traffic using the way.
- access=* for other access restrictions