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Public-images-osm logo.svg aeroway = taxiway
Bombardier Dash 8 taxiing at Toronto Island Airport.jpg
Where airplanes manouevre between runways and parking areas.
Group: Aeroways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
should not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: In use


Where airplanes manouevre between runways and parking areas within an airport.

How to map

Draw a way Way and add the aeroway=taxiway to it. Additional information can be specified using these keys:

  • ref= - for the name of the taxiway
  • surface=asphalt/concrete/grass/... - physical makeup of the surface of the taxiway.
  • aeroway=holding_position - as Node at holding positions on the taxiway.

Map as Area


Main article: Lifecycle_prefix

Stage Tagging Notes
Proposed aeroway=proposed
A proposed taxiway which is very likely to be constructed. This tag should not be used for pure aspiration. Alternatively use proposed:aeroway=taxiway
Construction aeroway=construction
A taxiway under construction. Alternatively use construction:aeroway=taxiway
In operation aeroway=taxiway An operational taxiway.
Disused disused:aeroway=taxiway A taxiway not in use, which could be brought back into operation.
Abandoned abandoned:aeroway=taxiway When it is unusable or has been reused. Add for example highway=cycleway.


Picture Tags Mapnik
KLM cityhopper aircraft at Munich airport.jpg aeroway=taxiway

See Munich International Airport for a reference.