Tag:amenity=customs

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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = customs
Osm element tag.svg
Description
A structure near or at an international boundary where travelers and vehicles crossing the border are inspected.
Used on these elements
use on nodes unspecifieduse on ways unspecifieduse on areas unspecifieduse on relations unspecified
Status: Unspecified

This is a tag proposal for the use of amenity=customs


Definition

Wikipedia:Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties and for controlling the flow of goods including animals, personal effects and hazardous items in and out of a country. Depending on local legislation and regulations, the import or export of some goods may be restricted or forbidden, and the customs agency enforces these rules.[1] The customs LEBA may be different from the immigration authority, which monitors persons who leave or enter the country, checking for appropriate documentation, apprehending people wanted by international arrest warrants, and impeding the entry of others deemed dangerous to the country.

In other words, A structure near or at an international boundary where travelers and vehicles crossing the border are inspected.

Usage

amenity=customs could be used on the node or on the area.

When used as a node, it should represent a building and be placed near the road. Use any necessary barrier=* directly on the road to mark the access control.

When used as an area, the additional objects placed on its territory (building=* and any other amenity=*, such as parking zone) should be individually mapped

Use name=* if it is known.

See also

barrier=border_control