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The route tag is for any kind of non-physical route.
Group: Route
Used on these elements
use on nodes unspecifiedmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Documented values: 67
Status: Approved


To describe routes. See also relation:route!


See below for common values:

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
route bicycle Relation Cycle routes explains how to tag cycle routes.
route bus Relation The route a public bus service takes. See Buses.
route inline_skates Relation Inline has more information on the subject.
Signalisation Skatingroute.svg
route canoe Relation Route for canoeing through a waterway.
route detour Relation 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 Relation Hiking explains how to tag hiking routes.
Hærvejen vandretureskilt.jpg
route horse Relation Horse routes
route light_rail Relation S-Bahn routes
S-Bahn Berlin Baureihe 481.jpg
route mtb Way Relation Mountain biking explains how to tag mtb routes.
Mountain bikers this way^ - - 744534.jpg
route nordic_walking Way Relation For nordic walking routes.
route pipeline Relation For pipelines, pipeline markers, and pipeline stations.
route piste Relation Route of a piste (e.g., snowshoe or XC-Ski trails) in a winter sport area.
Snowshoe trail.jpg
route power Relation where power lines use the same towers (the same way).
route railway Relation A sequence of railway ways, often named (e.g., Channel Tunnel). See Railways.
route road Relation Can be used to map various road routes/long roads.
2014-05-16 15 58 16 Sign for Interstate 95 northbound on Interstate 95 in Ewing, New Jersey.JPG
route running Relation For running (jogging) routes.
route ski Relation For ski tracks (e.g., XC-Ski Trails User:Langläufer/Loipemap).
Langlauf Loipe.jpg
route train Relation Train services (e.g., London-Paris Eurostar) See Railways.
Transports Publics du Chablais - Zuglaufschild - 01.jpg
route tram Relation See Trams for more information on tagging tram services.
route user defined Node Area All commonly used values according to Taginfo.

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