Tag:building=carport

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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = carport
Carport-gewölbt.jpg
Description
A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements.
Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Wikidata-logo.svgQ1044817
Status: In usePage for proposal


A [W] carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. The structure can either be free standing or attached to a wall. Unlike most structures a carport does not have four walls, and usually has one or two.

In OSM context a carport is a subtype of building=roof.

How to Map

For a freestanding carport: Map an Area area and add building=carport. Usage on Node nodes is possible but not recommended.

If the carport is part of a building: Use building:part=carport as described in Simple 3D buildings.

The carport might provide more than one parking space. It is not necessary that the carport is currently used for vehicle parking, the tag only describes the building type. Many mappers don't include roof overhang in the building outline, drawing the walls instead. On sides of a carport without walls the extend of the roof should used for the outline.

Additional Attributes:

Add amenity=parking/motorcycle_parking/bicycle_parking + building=carport to mark the parking facility. If there are multiple carports at a parking site add the tags to an area surrounding them. These parking tags are usually not necessary for private parking.

Examples

Image Tagging
Carport-gewölbt.jpg
building=carport
Carport In Front Of Garages.jpg
building=carport

or as part of building: building:part=carport

Solar carport (9078555412).jpg
building=carport

capacity=11

See Also