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Public-images-osm logo.svg website
Specifying the link to the official website for a feature.
Group: Annotations
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: De facto

The website=* tag can be used to provide the full URL to the official website for the related features, be it a building, park railway or anything else.

For small format websites (designed for smaller displays, reduced bandwidth, or mobile touchscreens) use website:mobile=*.


Websites URL usually follow this syntax :

http(s)://(www.)domain.tld/(page)(?parameters)(#anchor), where parts in parenthesis may be optional.

Example would be a good website URL. Its format is valid, it's a direct link to the wanted resource and a trustworthy website.

Best practice

  • Use as short an URL as possible. Choose simple URLs over complex URLs if they basically point to the same content. For example, use instead of, as both will get you to the front page. Websites are frequently redesigned, so strive for the most "robust" URL that works.
  • Include the scheme (http or https). would be incorrect, because the scheme is missing
  • Don't use URL shorteners. URLs such as can be misleading as they hide the real URL, can contain advertisements or even malware.
  • Take care when copying links from a search engine result. Search results URL also hide information about the final destination of the link, and are not meant for permanent linking. A very bad example would be
  • The HTTPS version of a website should be used when available, as it enhances security and privacy for users. This should look like this:


See also