|aeroway = navigationaid|
|A facility that supports radio navigation for aircraft (VOR, NDB, TACAN, etc)|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
|This tag page does not have a proposal (what's this?)|
|This tagging is parallel to airmark=beacon. See the Talk page for a comparison.|
Air navigation aid stations support the differentsystems that help pilots guide their aircraft during flight. These facilities are particularly useful during bad weather (like fog, or low cloud), and for flights operating under IFR ( ).
How to Map
Place a node at the location of the navigation aid, and tag with aeroway=navigationaid, specifying the type of navigation aid with navigationaid=*. Common types are listed in the table below. Other general tags may also be used such as ref=* for any identifier/ID and name=*. Other tags, such as channel=* or frequency=*, may only be appropriate for certain kinds of aids.
|als||(Note: This recommendation uses the acronym like the other navigation aids. However, the majority of current usage is spelled out as navigationaid=approach_light)|
|vor-dme||Combinedand (Note: Past usage has often included a slash, as in "vor/dme", but OSM key-value tags typically omit such characters. The FAA flight chart key uses the hyphen instead)|
Note: This page has previously recommended that navigation aids be sub-tagged with type=technology acronym. However, in general the more common (and recommended) way to tag subtypes is as recommended above (navigationaid=technology acronym). There has been no proposal or vote about this tag, and both types of subtagging are in use.
An icon representing the technology used according to the standard Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) symbology (http://naco.faa.gov/).
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