Tag:highway=raceway

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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = raceway
Raceway.jpg
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
may be used on areas
should not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: Approved


A racetrack for motorised racing, eg cars, motorbikes and karts.

For cycling, running, horses, greyhounds etc, use leisure=track.

How to map

By default you should create a Way line along the raceway like you map other roads with highway=*.

For small raceways like for sport=karting or sport=motocross where the exact course of the road is not well-defined or often changes, you can map the whole site as an Area area and add the tag area=yes. If the course of the road is well-defined and does not change, but you want to detail the shape of the raceway, you may use the proposed tag area:highway=raceway, mapping the shape of the road as an Area area in addition to the course of the road as a Way line.

Related / Keys

Key Value Elements Comment
raceway=* start/finish/
start-finish
Node Marks the start and end of the track. In cases where this is the same node then a value of start-finish

See also