Tag:place=square

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Public-images-osm logo.svg place = square
Milano galleria piazza duomo.jpg
Description
A named square.
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
Status: in use

The place=square indicates a town or village square, which is an open public space common in urban centres, such as cities, towns or villages. They are typically crossed by streets, but can also be pedestrian areas or more rarely green areas.

Terminology

Squares are known in various languages, e.g. English: square, plaza, French: place, German: Platz, Italian: piazza, largo, piazzale, campo, Spanish: plaza, Russian: площадь.

See also wikipedia about [W] squares.

How to map

Draw the outline of the square as an area Area, or just place a node Node at the appropriate location, and add a place=square tag together with name=*.

Typically the outline includes all objects on the square, including streets, pedestrian areas, green areas, buildings, but excludes objects at the square, such as surrounding buildings. The square object should share nodes with confining objects (e.g. buildings and walls).

Useful combinations, examples

Possible Tagging Mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!