User:H4ck3rm1k3/OSMFeatures

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highway|motorway

  • highway
  • motorway
  • A restricted access major divided highway, normally with 2 or more running lanes plus emergency hard shoulder. Equivalent to the Freeway, Autobahn, etc..

highway|motorway_link

  • highway
  • motorway_link
  • The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a motorway from/to a motorway or lower class highway. Normally with the same motorway restrictions.

highway|trunk

  • highway
  • trunk
  • Important roads that aren't motorways. Typically maintained by central, not local government. Need not necessarily be a divided highway. In the UK, all green signed A roads are, in OSM, classed as 'trunk'.

highway|trunk_link

  • highway
  • trunk_link
  • The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a trunk road from/to a trunk road or lower class highway.

highway|primary

  • highway
  • primary
  • Administrative classification in the UK, generally linking larger towns.

highway|primary_link

  • highway
  • primary_link
  • The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a primary road from/to a primary road or lower class highway.

highway|secondary

  • highway
  • secondary
  • Administrative classification in the UK, generally linking smaller towns and villages

highway|secondary_link

  • highway
  • secondary_link
  • The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a secondary road from/to a secondary road or lower class highway.

highway|tertiary

  • highway
  • tertiary
  • A "C" road in the UK. Generally for use on roads wider than 4 metres (13') in width, and for faster/wider minor roads that aren't A or B roads. In the UK, they tend to have dashed lines down the middle, whereas unclassified roads don't.

highway|unclassified

  • highway
  • unclassified

highway|road

  • highway
  • road
  • A road of unknown classification. This is intended as a temporary tag to mark a road until it has been properly surveyed. Once it has been surveyed, the classification should be updated to the appropriate value.

highway|residential

  • highway
  • residential
  • Roads accessing or around residential areas but which are not a classified or unclassified highway.

highway|living_street

  • highway
  • living_street
  • A street where pedestrians have priority over cars, children can play on the street, maximum speed is low. In the UK this is called "Home Zone".

highway|service

  • highway
  • service

highway|track

  • highway
  • track

highway|pedestrian

  • highway
  • pedestrian

highway|raceway

  • highway
  • raceway
  • A course or track for racing

highway|services

  • highway
  • services
  • A service station to get food and eat something, often found at motorways

highway|bus_guideway

  • highway
  • bus_guideway

highway|path

  • highway
  • path
  • A non-specific or shared-use path

highway|cycleway

  • highway
  • cycleway

highway|footway

  • highway
  • footway

highway|bridleway

  • highway
  • bridleway

highway|steps

  • highway
  • steps

highway|mini_roundabout

  • highway
  • mini_roundabout

highway|stop

  • highway
  • stop
  • A stop sign

highway|give_way

  • highway
  • give_way
  • A give way sign

highway|traffic_signals

  • highway
  • traffic_signals
  • Lights that control the traffic

highway|crossing

  • highway
  • crossing
  • Pedestrians can cross a street here; e.g., zebra crossing

junction|roundabout

  • junction
  • roundabout

highway|motorway_junction

  • highway
  • motorway_junction

junction|Other Values

  • junction
  • Other Values
  • See Key:junction or Tagwatch for more used values.

highway|ford

  • highway
  • ford

highway|bus_stop

  • highway
  • bus_stop

highway|platform

  • highway
  • platform
  • The passenger platform of a bus stop or station.

highway|turning_circle

  • highway
  • turning_circle
  • A turning circle is a rounded, widened area usually, but not necessarily, at the end of a road to facilitate easier turning of a vehicle.

highway|construction

  • highway
  • construction

construction|*

  • construction
  • *

highway|proposed

  • highway
  • proposed

proposed|*

  • proposed
  • *

highway|emergency_access_point

  • highway
  • emergency_access_point

highway|speed_camera

  • highway
  • speed_camera
  • A fixed road-side or overhead speed camera.

highway|street_lamp

  • highway
  • street_lamp
  • A street light, lamppost, street lamp, light standard, or lamp standard is a raised source of light on the edge of a road, which is turned on or lit at a certain time every night

highway|User Defined

  • highway
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch for more used values.

traffic_calming|yes

  • traffic_calming
  • yes
  • To tag road features that are designed to slow down traffic in residential areas.

traffic_calming|bump

  • traffic_calming
  • bump
  • Short bump, usually less than 30cm in length. See Speed bump definition at wikipedia.

traffic_calming|chicane

  • traffic_calming
  • chicane
  • See Chicane definition at wikipedia.

traffic_calming|cushion

  • traffic_calming
  • cushion
  • Several humps with spaces between them. See Speed Cushion definition at wikipedia.

traffic_calming|hump

  • traffic_calming
  • hump
  • Longer bump, but in general not long enough for whole vehicle. See Speed hump definition at wikipedia.

traffic_calming|rumble_strip

  • traffic_calming
  • rumble_strip
  • Several humps with spaces between them. See Rumble Strips definition at wikipedia.

traffic_calming|table

  • traffic_calming
  • table
  • Very long flat bump. See Speed table definition at wikipedia.

traffic_calming|choker

  • traffic_calming
  • choker
  • Intentionally narrowed part of a road.

traffic_calming|Other Values

  • traffic_calming
  • Other Values
  • See Key:traffic_calming or Tagwatch for more used values.

service|parking_aisle

  • service
  • parking_aisle

service|driveway

  • service
  • driveway

service|alley

  • service
  • alley

service|Other Values

  • service
  • Other Values
  • See Key:service or Tagwatch for more used values.

highway|passing_place

  • highway
  • passing_place
  • The location of a passing space

passing_places|yes

  • passing_places
  • yes
  • A way which has frequent passing places

overtaking|Other Values

  • overtaking
  • Other Values
  • Specifying sections of roads where overtaking is legally forbidden.

barrier|hedge

  • barrier
  • hedge
  • is a line of closely spaced shrubs and bushes, planted and trained in such a way as to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area.

barrier|fence

  • barrier
  • fence
  • a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction.

barrier|wall

  • barrier
  • wall
  • a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary made from solid brick, concrete rocks, and almost always built so that it is opaque to vision.

barrier|ditch

  • barrier
  • ditch

barrier|retaining_wall

  • barrier
  • retaining_wall
  • is a structure that holds back soil or rock from a building, structure or area. Retaining walls prevent downslope movement or erosion and provide support for vertical or near-vertical grade changes. right side is bottom, left side is top.

barrier|city_wall

  • barrier
  • city_wall

barrier|bollard

  • barrier
  • bollard
  • solid (usually concrete or metal) pillar or pillars in the middle of the road to prevent passage by some traffic.

barrier|cycle_barrier

  • barrier
  • cycle_barrier
  • Barriers to bicycle traffic, most typically a pair of staggered steel bars perpendicular to the way itself whose gaps allow pedestrians to pass.

barrier|block

  • barrier
  • block
  • A large, solid, immobile block that can be moved only with heavy machinery or great effort. Typically big solid things made of concrete for stopping larger vehicles. Sometimes natural boulders are used for the same purpose.

barrier|cattle_grid

  • barrier
  • cattle_grid
  • Bars in the road surface that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross. Sometimes known as a Texas Gate, even outside of Texas

barrier|toll_booth

  • barrier
  • toll_booth
  • A road usage toll or fee is collected here

barrier|entrance

  • barrier
  • entrance

barrier|gate

  • barrier
  • gate

barrier|lift_gate

  • barrier
  • lift_gate

barrier|stile

  • barrier
  • stile
  • A stile allows pedestrians to cross a wall or fence, but never actually "opens" the barrier (unlike a gate, a stile has few or no moving parts).

barrier|horse_stile

  • barrier
  • horse_stile
  • A horse stile allows pedestrians and horses to cross a gap through a fence, but prevents or makes it very difficult for motorcycles and live stock to cross.

barrier|kissing_gate

  • barrier
  • kissing_gate
  • A gate which allows people to cross, but not livestock

barrier|sally_port

  • barrier
  • sally_port
  • A sally_port is used to pass through thick or city walls, and is a type of covered gate with two doors.

barrier|turnstile

  • barrier
  • turnstile
  • A turnstile (also called baffle gate) is used to allow one person at a time to pass.

barrier|kent_carriage_gap

  • barrier
  • kent_carriage_gap
  • A Kent carriage gap is used by local authorities in the UK to prevent motorised vehicles from accessing public rights of way whilst allowing most horse drawn carriages to pass. These are now becoming common on byways in the UK

cycleway|lane

  • cycleway
  • lane
  • A lane is a route that lies within the roadway

cycleway|track

  • cycleway
  • track

cycleway|opposite_lane

  • cycleway
  • opposite_lane

cycleway|opposite_track

  • cycleway
  • opposite_track

cycleway|opposite

  • cycleway
  • opposite

cycleway|User Defined

  • cycleway
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

tracktype|grade1

  • tracktype
  • grade1
  • Paved track or heavily compacted hardcore.

tracktype|grade2

  • tracktype
  • grade2
  • Unpaved track; surface of gravel or densely packed dirt/sand.

tracktype|grade3

  • tracktype
  • grade3
  • Unpaved track; an even mixture of hard and soft materials.

tracktype|grade4

  • tracktype
  • grade4
  • Unpaved track; prominently dirt/sand/grass, but with some hard materials, or compressed materials mixed in.

tracktype|grade5

  • tracktype
  • grade5
  • Unpaved track; lack of hardcore, and uncompacted, subtle on the landscape, made from only grass, sand and/or soil.

waterway|stream

  • waterway
  • stream
  • A naturally-formed waterway that is too thin to be classed as a river. An active, able-bodied person should be able to jump over it if trees along it aren't too thick.

waterway|river

  • waterway
  • river

waterway|riverbank

  • waterway
  • riverbank
  • Used for larger rivers, to define an area between the opposite riverbanks.

waterway|canal

  • waterway
  • canal
  • An artificial open waterway used for transportation, waterpower, or irrigation.(Other languages).

waterway|ditch

  • waterway
  • ditch
  • A small to moderate depression created to channel water.

waterway|drain

  • waterway
  • drain
  • An artificial waterway for carrying storm water or industrial discharge.

waterway|dock

  • waterway
  • dock
  • An 'enclosed' area of water used for loading, unloading, building or repairing ships.

waterway|lock_gate

  • waterway
  • lock_gate

waterway|turning_point

  • waterway
  • turning_point

waterway|boatyard

  • waterway
  • boatyard
  • Boat yard - a place for constructing, repairing and storing vessels out of the water.

waterway|weir

  • waterway
  • weir
  • A barrier built across a river, sometimes to divert water for industrial purposes. Water can still flow over the top.

waterway|dam

  • waterway
  • dam
  • A wall built across a river or stream to impound the water. A dam normally does not have water flowing over the top of it.

waterway|User Defined

  • waterway
  • User Defined

lock|yes

  • lock
  • yes
  • ()
  • A lock is used for moving boats between waterways at two different levels. Can tag either the section of the way between the gates (detailed) or just a single node in the waterway (less detailed).

tunnel|culvert

  • tunnel
  • culvert
  • ()

mooring|yes/private/no

  • mooring
  • yes/private/no

railway|rail

  • railway
  • rail
  • Full sized passenger or freight trains in the standard gauge for the country or state

railway|tram

  • railway
  • tram
  • One or two carriage rail vehicles, usually sharing motor road (Other languages)

railway|light_rail

  • railway
  • light_rail
  • A higher-standard tram system, normally in its own right-of-way.

railway|abandoned

  • railway
  • abandoned
  • The course of a former railway which has been abandoned and the track and infrastucture removed.

railway|disused

  • railway
  • disused

railway|subway

  • railway
  • subway
  • A city passenger rail service running mostly grade separated (see Wikipedia:rapid transit).

railway|preserved

  • railway
  • preserved
  • A railway running historic trains, usually a tourist attraction (changed to preserved from preserved_rail as "rail" is redundant).

railway|narrow_gauge

  • railway
  • narrow_gauge
  • Narrow-gauge passenger or freight trains.

railway|construction

  • railway
  • construction

railway|monorail

  • railway
  • monorail
  • A railway with only a single rail.

railway|funicular

  • railway
  • funicular
  • Cable driven inclined railways.

bridge|yes

  • bridge
  • yes
  • If the railway goes over a street or waterway.

cutting|yes

  • cutting
  • yes
  • A section where the railway is significantly lower than ground level

electrified|contact_line / rail / yes / no

  • electrified
  • contact_line / rail / yes / no
  • contact_line: a power line over the train head rail: a third rail near the track supplying the train with power yes: electrified track, but no details available no: track with no power supply

embankment|yes

  • embankment
  • yes
  • A section where the railway is raised significantly higher than ground level

frequency|

  • frequency
  • The frequency with which a line is electrified. Use 0 for DC. Also see the voltage tag.

tunnel|yes

  • tunnel
  • yes
  • If the railway goes below ground. Should be always present on subways.

usage|main / branch / industrial / military / tourism

  • usage
  • main / branch / industrial / military / tourism
  • The main usage of this railway

voltage|

  • voltage
  • The voltage with which a line is electrified. Also see the frequency tag.

service|yard

  • service
  • yard
  • Tracks within railway company operated marshaling yards

service|siding

  • service
  • siding
  • Relatively short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route

service|spur

  • service
  • spur
  • Relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to the main line

railway|station

  • railway
  • station
  • Railway station (Other languages).

railway|halt

  • railway
  • halt
  • A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request.

railway|tram_stop

  • railway
  • tram_stop
  • A tram stop is a place where a passenger can embark / disembark a tram.

railway|crossing

  • railway
  • crossing
  • A point where pedestrians may cross.

railway|level_crossing

  • railway
  • level_crossing
  • A point where rails and roads cross.

railway|subway_entrance

  • railway
  • subway_entrance
  • The entrance to a subway station, usually going from surface to underground.

railway|turntable

  • railway
  • turntable
  • These are used for changing the direction that part of a train is pointing in.

railway|platform

  • railway
  • platform
  • This is parallel to the rail line for showing where the actual platforms are. It is also to know where you can change platform and enter the station, so use footpaths to connect them. This is really useful for routing too.

railway|buffer_stop

  • railway
  • buffer_stop
  • stops the train at the end of a track. see Buffer_stop

landuse|railway

  • landuse
  • railway
  • Ground used around railways and railway-stations

railway|User Defined

  • railway
  • User Defined

aeroway|aerodrome

  • aeroway
  • aerodrome

aeroway|terminal

  • aeroway
  • terminal
  • Airport passenger building

aeroway|helipad

  • aeroway
  • helipad
  • Helicopter start/landing pad

aeroway|runway

  • aeroway
  • runway
  • A strip of land kept clear and set aside for aeroplanes to take off from and land on. (Other languages)

aeroway|taxiway

  • aeroway
  • taxiway
  • Where airplanes manouevre between runways and parking areas.

aeroway|apron

  • aeroway
  • apron
  • A place where planes are parked.

aeroway|gate

  • aeroway
  • gate
  • Used to mark the gate numbers at the airports.

aeroway|windsock

  • aeroway
  • windsock
  • Used to mark the position of a windsock.

aeroway|User Defined

  • aeroway
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

aerialway|cable_car

  • aerialway
  • cable_car
  • A cable car run. Cable_cars are aerial tramways that are just one pair of big cars that go in alternating directions to each other from A to B (Usually Valley to Hill or

aerialway|gondola

  • aerialway
  • gondola
  • A gondola. A Gondola is an aerialway where the cabins go around in a circle. The cabins are usually smaller than cabins of a cable car. Usual maximum occupancy is 4,6 or 8 persons per cabin

aerialway|chair_lift

  • aerialway
  • chair_lift
  • An open chairlift run. These have a single seat to sit on and are open to the outside air. Beginners may struggle to get off them without making a fool of themselves!

aerialway|mixed_lift

  • aerialway
  • mixed_lift
  • A mixed lift, containing both gondolas and chairs.

aerialway|drag_lift

  • aerialway
  • drag_lift
  • An overhead tow-line for skiers and riders, known as a T-bar lift, with a T shaped bit which two skiers share by resting their bottom on the bar or a button lift where the skier places a circular disk in between their legs. More difficult and uncomfortable for snowboarders. drag_lift would also cover more simple looped rope drag lifts, or loops of wire with handles to grab
  • same as chair_lift

aerialway|station

  • aerialway
  • station
  • A station, where passengers can enter and/or leave the aerialway

aerialway|pylon

  • aerialway
  • pylon
  • A pylon supporting the aerialway cable.

aerialway|goods

  • aerialway
  • goods
  • A lift for goods. Passenger transport is usually not allowed

aerialway|User Defined

  • aerialway
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

power|tower

  • power
  • tower

power|pole

  • power
  • pole
  • For single (often wooden or concrete) poles carrying high/medium voltage electricity cables.

power|line

  • power
  • line

power|minor_line

  • power
  • minor_line
  • A way following the path of minor power cables, supported by poles and not towers/pylons. (This isn't quite so simple, as sometimes larger towers are replaced by smaller poles made with a stronger material; a better distinction might be based on voltage.)

power|station

  • power
  • station
  • A tag for electricity stations. Wires from power lines come in or go out here.

power|sub_station

  • power
  • sub_station
  • A tag for electricity sub-stations. Smaller than a station. Could be a box near street.

power|generator

  • power
  • generator

power|cable_distribution_cabinet

  • power
  • cable_distribution_cabinet
  • In these cabinets, the 400-V circuits to the house connections, connection and transfer points of the regional utilities are branched. Other uses include distributions of the municipal street lighting.

power|User Defined

  • power
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch or OSMdoc site for some other common used values as well

cables|... 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18 ...

  • cables
  • ... 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18 ...

wires|single, double, triple, quad

  • wires
  • single, double, triple, quad
  • Number of wires per power cable. "single" (1), "double" (2), "triple" (3) or "quad" (4). The photo shows an example of "double".

voltage|... 110000,220000,380000,400000 ...

  • voltage
  • ... 110000,220000,380000,400000 ...
  • Voltage of the power line.

tunnel|yes

  • tunnel
  • yes
  • Use this if the line is underground.

man_made|adit

  • man_made
  • adit
  • From wikipedia: An adit is a type of entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal

man_made|beacon

  • man_made
  • beacon

man_made|crane

  • man_made
  • crane
  • a stationary, permanent crane, such as those at docks

man_made|cutline

  • man_made
  • cutline
  • Used to mark cut lines in forests.

man_made|groyne

  • man_made
  • groyne

man_made|lighthouse

  • man_made
  • lighthouse
  • Sends out a light beam to guide ships

man_made|mineshaft

  • man_made
  • mineshaft
  • A vertical tunnel

man_made|monitoring_station

  • man_made
  • monitoring_station
  • A station that monitor something

man_made|petroleum_well

  • man_made
  • petroleum_well
  • A boring through the earth's surface that is designed to find and produce petroleum oil

man_made|pier

  • man_made
  • pier
  • A "bridge into the ocean", usually for recreation

man_made|pipeline

  • man_made
  • pipeline
  • A pipe for carrying various fluids, such as water, gas, sewage

man_made|reservoir_covered

  • man_made
  • reservoir_covered
  • A covered water reservoir

man_made|surveillance

  • man_made
  • surveillance
  • To mark places and buildings monitored by public or private camera

man_made|survey_point

  • man_made
  • survey_point
  • Triangulation pillars, geodetic vertices, and fixed equipment used by topographers (e.g. DGPS radio stations)

man_made|tower

  • man_made
  • tower

man_made|wastewater_plant

  • man_made
  • wastewater_plant
  • Facilities used to treat wastewater (known as sewage in some countries)

man_made|watermill

  • man_made
  • watermill
  • Watermill, mostly ancient and out of order

man_made|water_tower

  • man_made
  • water_tower
  • A tower to store water in, usually found on hills beside or in a town

man_made|water_works

  • man_made
  • water_works
  • A place where drinking water is found and applied to the local waterpipes network.

man_made|water_well

  • man_made
  • water_well
  • A water well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, boring or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers.

man_made|windmill

  • man_made
  • windmill

man_made|works

  • man_made
  • works
  • Industrial building to produce something

man_made|User Defined

  • man_made
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

building|yes

  • building
  • yes
  • General tag for buildings

building|User Defined

  • building
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

leisure|dog_park

  • leisure
  • dog_park
  • Designated area, with or without a fenced boundary, where dog-owners are permitted to exercise their pets unrestrained

leisure|sports_centre

  • leisure
  • sports_centre

leisure|golf_course

  • leisure
  • golf_course

leisure|stadium

  • leisure
  • stadium

leisure|track

  • leisure
  • track

leisure|pitch

  • leisure
  • pitch

leisure|water_park

  • leisure
  • water_park
  • Amusement area with water slides, recreational swimming pools and dressing rooms.

leisure|marina

  • leisure
  • marina
  • For mooring leisure yachts and motor boats

leisure|slipway

  • leisure
  • slipway
  • Boats can be launched here

leisure|fishing

  • leisure
  • fishing

leisure|nature_reserve

  • leisure
  • nature_reserve

leisure|park

  • leisure
  • park
  • open, green area for recreation, usually municipal

leisure|playground

  • leisure
  • playground
  • Playground for little children.

leisure|garden

  • leisure
  • garden
  • Place where flowers and other plants are grown in a decorative and structured manner or for scientific purposes.

leisure|common

  • leisure
  • common
  • An area where the public can walk anywhere (UK)

leisure|ice_rink

  • leisure
  • ice_rink
  • A place where you can skate or play ice hockey.

leisure|miniature_golf

  • leisure
  • miniature_golf
  • A place or area that you can play miniature golf.

leisure|dance

  • leisure
  • dance
  • A place to go dancing.

leisure|swimming_pool

  • leisure
  • swimming_pool
  • A swimming pool, see also Proposed_features/Swimming_pool

leisure|User Defined

  • leisure
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

amenity|restaurant

  • amenity
  • restaurant

amenity|food_court

  • amenity
  • food_court
  • An area with several different restaurant food counters and a shared eating area. Commonly found in malls, airports, etc.

amenity|fast_food

  • amenity
  • fast_food

amenity|drinking_water

  • amenity
  • drinking_water
  • A source of drinking water

amenity|bbq

  • amenity
  • bbq

amenity|pub

  • amenity
  • pub

amenity|bar

  • amenity
  • bar

amenity|cafe

  • amenity
  • cafe
  • A cafe

amenity|biergarten

  • amenity
  • biergarten
  • Beer garden in Wikipedia

amenity|ice_cream

  • amenity
  • ice_cream

amenity|kindergarten

  • amenity
  • kindergarten
  • For children too young for a regular school (also known as playschool or nursery school).

amenity|school

  • amenity
  • school
  • school and grounds
  •  :  :

amenity|college

  • amenity
  • college
  • a College campus or buildings
  •  :  :

amenity|library

  • amenity
  • library
  • A public library (municipal, university, ...) to borrow books from.

amenity|university

  • amenity
  • university
  • a University campus or buildings
  •  :  :

amenity|ferry_terminal

  • amenity
  • ferry_terminal
  • Ferry terminal/stop. A place where people/cars/etc. can board and leave a ferry.

amenity|bicycle_parking

  • amenity
  • bicycle_parking
  • Parking for bicycles

amenity|bicycle_rental

  • amenity
  • bicycle_rental
  • Rent a bicycle

amenity|bus_station

  • amenity
  • bus_station

amenity|car_rental

  • amenity
  • car_rental
  • Rent a car

amenity|car_sharing

  • amenity
  • car_sharing
  • Share a car

amenity|car_wash

  • amenity
  • car_wash
  • Wash a car

amenity|fuel

  • amenity
  • fuel

amenity|grit_bin

  • amenity
  • grit_bin
  • A container that hold grit or a mixture from salt and grit.

amenity|parking

  • amenity
  • parking

amenity|taxi

  • amenity
  • taxi
  • A place where taxis wait for passengers.

amenity|atm

  • amenity
  • atm
  • an ATM or cash point

amenity|bank

  • amenity
  • bank
  • a bank (for a bank that also has an ATM, it is preferred that a separate node for each ATM is added)

amenity|bureau_de_change

  • amenity
  • bureau_de_change
  • Bureau de change, Currency exchange, Wechsel, Cambio - a place to change foreign bank notes and travellers cheques

amenity|pharmacy

  • amenity
  • pharmacy
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amenity|hospital

  • amenity
  • hospital

amenity|baby_hatch

  • amenity
  • baby_hatch
  • a place where you can drop a baby anonymously for adoption

amenity|dentist

  • amenity
  • dentist
  • A dentist practice / surgery.

amenity|doctor

  • amenity
  • doctor
  • A doctors practice / surgery.

amenity|social_facility

  • amenity
  • social_facility
  • A facility that provides social services.

amenity|veterinary

  • amenity
  • veterinary
  • A place where a veterinary surgeon (vet) practices.

amenity|architect_office

  • amenity
  • architect_office
  • An office where an architect works

amenity|arts_centre

  • amenity
  • arts_centre
  • An arts centre

amenity|cinema

  • amenity
  • cinema
  • A cinema

amenity|community_centre

  • amenity
  • community_centre
  • A place mostly used for local events and festivities.

amenity|social_centre

  • amenity
  • social_centre
  • A place for free and not-for-profit activities.

amenity|fountain

  • amenity
  • fountain
  • A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.

amenity|nightclub

  • amenity
  • nightclub
  • a nightclub

amenity|stripclub

  • amenity
  • stripclub

amenity|studio

  • amenity
  • studio
  • TV radio or recording studio

amenity|theatre

  • amenity
  • theatre
  • a theatre or opera house

amenity|bench

  • amenity
  • bench
  • a bench to sit down and relax a bit

amenity|brothel

  • amenity
  • brothel
  • a brothel

amenity|clock

  • amenity
  • clock
  • a public visible clock

amenity|courthouse

  • amenity
  • courthouse
  • a place where justice is dispensed

amenity|crematorium

  • amenity
  • crematorium

amenity|embassy

  • amenity
  • embassy
  • An embassy

amenity|fire_station

  • amenity
  • fire_station
  • A Fire station

amenity|grave_yard

  • amenity
  • grave_yard

amenity|hunting_stand

  • amenity
  • hunting_stand
  • A hunting stand

amenity|marketplace

  • amenity
  • marketplace
  • A place where trade is regulated, e.g. a square.

amenity|place_of_worship

  • amenity
  • place_of_worship

amenity|police

  • amenity
  • police
  • A Police station

amenity|post_box

  • amenity
  • post_box

amenity|post_office

  • amenity
  • post_office
  • Post office building with postal services

amenity|prison

  • amenity
  • prison
  • a prison

amenity|public_building

  • amenity
  • public_building

amenity|recycling

  • amenity
  • recycling
  • recycling facilities (bottle banks etc.)

amenity|sauna

  • amenity
  • sauna
  • A small room or house to experience dry or wet heat sessions.

amenity|shelter

  • amenity
  • shelter
  • A shelter against bad weather for hiker, cyclists, ...

amenity|telephone

  • amenity
  • telephone
  • Public telephone

amenity|toilets

  • amenity
  • toilets
  • Public toilets (might require a fee)

amenity|townhall

  • amenity
  • townhall
  • A town hall building

amenity|vending_machine

  • amenity
  • vending_machine
  • A machine selling goods, tickets ...

amenity|waste_basket

  • amenity
  • waste_basket
  • A waste basket is a single small container for depositing garbage that is easily accesible for pedestrians.

amenity|waste_disposal

  • amenity
  • waste_disposal
  • A place where canal boaters, caravaners etc. can dispose of rubbish (trash/waste).

amenity|watering_place

  • amenity
  • watering_place

amenity|User Defined

  • amenity
  • User Defined
  • see Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

office|accountant

  • office
  • accountant
  • An office for an accountant.

office|architect

  • office
  • architect
  • An office for a architect.

office|company

  • office
  • company
  • An office for a private company.

office|employment_agency

  • office
  • employment_agency
  • An office for a employment agency.

office|estate_agent

  • office
  • estate_agent
  • An office for a estate agent or realtor.

office|government

  • office
  • government
  • An office for a government agency or department.

office|insurance

  • office
  • insurance
  • An office for a insurance company or agent.

office|it

  • office
  • it
  • An office for an IT specialist.

office|lawyer

  • office
  • lawyer
  • An office for a lawyer.

office|newspaper

  • office
  • newspaper
  • The office for a newspaper.

office|ngo

  • office
  • ngo
  • An office for a non-government organisation.

office|quango

  • office
  • quango
  • An office for a Quango (quasi non-government organisation).

office|research

  • office
  • research
  • An office for R&D.

office|telecommunication

  • office
  • telecommunication
  • Telecommunication company office.

office|travel_agent

  • office
  • travel_agent
  • An office for a travel agent.

shop|alcohol

  • shop
  • alcohol

shop|art

  • shop
  • art
  • A private art gallery which sells works of art.

shop|bakery

  • shop
  • bakery
  • Selling bread

shop|bathroom furnishing

  • shop
  • bathroom furnishing
  • Selling bathroom furniture and accessories

shop|beauty

  • shop
  • beauty

shop|bed

  • shop
  • bed
  • A shop that specalises in selling matresses and other bedding products.

shop|beverages

  • shop
  • beverages

shop|bicycle

  • shop
  • bicycle
  • A shop that sells bicycles, bicycle equipment and may rent or repair them

shop|books

  • shop
  • books

shop|boutique

  • shop
  • boutique
  • A small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items

shop|butcher

  • shop
  • butcher
  • Selling meat

shop|car

  • shop
  • car
  • Car store - a place to buy cars or to get your car repaired

shop|car_repair

  • shop
  • car_repair
  • A shop focused on car repair (usually independent of a specific car brand).

shop|charity

  • shop
  • charity
  • A charity shop is a shop operated by a charity, for the purposes of fundraising.

shop|chemist

  • shop
  • chemist

shop|clothes

  • shop
  • clothes
  • A shop selling clothes (other related values in use are: fashion, shoes)

shop|computer

  • shop
  • computer
  • A shop selling computers, peripherals, software, ...

shop|confectionery

  • shop
  • confectionery
  • A shop selling sweets and pastry

shop|convenience

  • shop
  • convenience
  • Convenience Store - a small local store usually selling a small selection of food items plus things like simple first aid, household, stationery and car items

shop|copyshop

  • shop
  • copyshop
  • A shop that offers photocopying and printing services.

shop|curtain

  • shop
  • curtain

shop|deli

  • shop
  • deli
  • A shop selling delicatessen (fine foods), possibly also fine wine.

shop|department_store

  • shop
  • department_store

shop|dive

  • shop
  • dive
  • Shop where you can buy or rent diving equipment.

shop|dry_cleaning

  • shop
  • dry_cleaning
  • A shop or kiosk offering a clothes dry cleaning service. The actual cleaning may be done elsewhere.

shop|drugstore

  • shop
  • drugstore
  • -

shop|doityourself

  • shop
  • doityourself
  • A shop that sells tools and supplies to do-it-yourself householders, gardening, ...

shop|electronics

  • shop
  • electronics
  • Selling consumer electronics (TV, radio, ...). Larger ones may also sell computers, fridges, ...

shop|erotic

  • shop
  • erotic
  • A shop for erotictoys, -clothes or other eroticstuff.

shop|fabric

  • shop
  • fabric
  • A shop that sells fabric and other materials for the purpose of making clothes and other products, eg dress making.

shop|farm

  • shop
  • farm
  • A shop at a farm that sells the farm produce

shop|florist

  • shop
  • florist

shop|frame

  • shop
  • frame
  • A shop where you can buy frames.

shop|furnace

  • shop
  • furnace
  • A shop for furnances and ovens

shop|funeral_directors

  • shop
  • funeral_directors
  • Providing services related to funeral arrangements, may also be known as a "funeral parlour" or "undertakers".

shop|furniture

  • shop
  • furniture
  • Selling furniture, might range from small decorational items to a whole flat interieur

shop|garden_centre

  • shop
  • garden_centre

shop|general

  • shop
  • general

shop|gift

  • shop
  • gift
  • Selling gifts, greeting cards, or tourist gifts (souvenirs)

shop|glaziery

  • shop
  • glaziery
  • Selling and installing glazing for windows and doors.

shop|greengrocer

  • shop
  • greengrocer
  • Selling vegetables and fruits.

shop|hairdresser

  • shop
  • hairdresser

shop|hardware

  • shop
  • hardware
  • A shop that sells building supplies including screws, bolts & paints

shop|hearing_aids

  • shop
  • hearing_aids
  • A shop specialized in selling hearing aids devices

shop|hifi

  • shop
  • hifi
  • A shop that sells High Fidelity or High End environment to listen music or watch films at home

shop|hunting

  • shop
  • hunting
  • Shop where you can buy gun and hunting equipment.

shop|interior_decoration

  • shop
  • interior_decoration
  • Shop for interior decorations.

shop|jewelry

  • shop
  • jewelry
  • Jewellers shops.

shop|kiosk

  • shop
  • kiosk
  • A small shop on the pavement that sells magazines, tobacco, newspapers, sweets and stamps.

shop|kitchen

  • shop
  • kitchen
  • A shop where you can plan and buy your kitchen. (Sometimes called "kitchen studio" and the like, but plain kitchen is the most frequently used tag so far.)

shop|laundry

  • shop
  • laundry
  • A shop to get your normal clothes washed. Might be self service coin operated, with service staff for drop off, ...

shop|mall

  • shop
  • mall
  • A shopping mall - multiple stores under one roof (also known as a shopping centre)

shop|massage

  • shop
  • massage
  • A massage shop

shop|mobile_phone

  • shop
  • mobile_phone
  • A shop that primarily sells mobile phones and accessories

shop|money_lender

  • shop
  • money_lender
  • A money lender offers small personal loans at high rates of interest.

shop|motorcycle

  • shop
  • motorcycle
  • A shop that sells motorcycles and/or related accessories, clothes, parts, repair and rental services.

shop|musical_instrument

  • shop
  • musical_instrument
  • A shop where you can buy musical instruments, lyrics, scores.

shop|newsagent

  • shop
  • newsagent
  • Shop selling newspapers, cigarettes, other goods

shop|optician

  • shop
  • optician
  • A shop that sells eyeglasses, contact lenses (may also check your eyes).

shop|organic

  • shop
  • organic
  • A shop selling organic food

shop|outdoor

  • shop
  • outdoor
  • A shop that sells camping, walking, climbing, fishing and other outdoor sports equipment (and GPSes)

shop|paint

  • shop
  • paint
  • A shop where you can buy paints.

shop|pawnbroker

  • shop
  • pawnbroker

shop|pet

  • shop
  • pet
  • A shop for pets, animals and toys or food for them.

shop|seafood

  • shop
  • seafood
  • A shop selling fish/seafood.

shop|second_hand

  • shop
  • second_hand

shop|shoes

  • shop
  • shoes
  • Selling shoes.

shop|sports

  • shop
  • sports
  • A shop selling sporting goods.

shop|stationery

  • shop
  • stationery
  • A shop selling office supplies

shop|supermarket

  • shop
  • supermarket
  • Supermarket

shop|tattoo

  • shop
  • tattoo
  • A tattoo parlour.

shop|tobacco

  • shop
  • tobacco
  • A shop selling tobacco, cigarettes and their related accessories.

shop|toys

  • shop
  • toys
  • A toy store.

shop|trade

  • shop
  • trade

shop|vacant

  • shop
  • vacant

shop|vacuum_cleaner

  • shop
  • vacuum_cleaner
  • A shop that specalises in the sale of vacuum cleaners and associated products.

shop|variety_store

  • shop
  • variety_store
  • A variety store retailer is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, sometimes with a single price point for all items in the store.

shop|video

  • shop
  • video
  • A shop that sells or rents out videos/DVDs

shop|User Defined

  • shop
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch or OSMdoc site for some other common used values as well

craft|agricultural_engines

  • craft
  • agricultural_engines
  • Planning, and Contructing engines and tools for agricultural use.

craft|basket_maker

  • craft
  • basket_maker
  • Producing baskets, often made from Willow.

craft|beekeeper

  • craft
  • beekeeper
  • A place where honey bees are kept for the purposes of securing commodities such as honey, beeswax or pollen.

craft|blacksmith

  • craft
  • blacksmith
  • A place where a blacksmith forges tools, horseshoes, etc. from iron.

craft|boatbuilder

  • craft
  • boatbuilder
  • Planning, and Contructing boats.

craft|carpenter

  • craft
  • carpenter
  • Workplace or office of Carpenters that work with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects.

craft|carpet_layer

  • craft
  • carpet_layer
  • Workplace or office of carpet layers that bring carpet on your floor.

craft|caterer

  • craft
  • caterer
  • Workplace or office of one who prepares customized meals for takeout, or provides prepared meals or supplies to a group at social gatherings.

craft|clockmaker

  • craft
  • clockmaker
  • Workplace or office of a clockmaker that is building, repairing or engraving clocks of all sorts.

craft|confectionery

  • craft
  • confectionery
  • A place where the set of food items that are rich in sugar, any one or type of which is called a confection is produced.

craft|electrician

  • craft
  • electrician
  • Workplace or office of an electrician which is a tradesman specialized in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines and related equipment.

craft|gardener

  • craft
  • gardener
  • Workplace or office of a garden designer or a landscape gardener.

craft|glaziery

  • craft
  • glaziery
  • A place where residential, commercial, and artistic glass is selected, cutted, installed, replaced, and removed

craft|handicraft

  • craft
  • handicraft
  • A place where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools

craft|hvac

  • craft
  • hvac
  • Workplace or office of an HVAC system designer (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning)

craft|jeweller

  • craft
  • jeweller
  • A place where necklaces, rings, brooches, earrings and bracelets and other personal adornments are created or repaired.

craft|locksmith

  • craft
  • locksmith
  • A place where locks and keys are created or repaired.

craft|key_cutter

  • craft
  • key_cutter
  • A place where keys can be duplicated from originals.

craft|metal_construction

  • craft
  • metal_construction
  • A place where handrails, gates, ramps and similar things from metal are made.

craft|optician

  • craft
  • optician
  • A place where lenses for the correction of a person's vision are designed, fitted and dispensed.

craft|painter

  • craft
  • painter
  • Workplace or office of a house painter which is a tradesman responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings.

craft|photographer

  • craft
  • photographer
  • Workplace or office of a person who takes photographs using a camera.

craft|photographic_laboratory

  • craft
  • photographic_laboratory
  • A place where photos taken on a film ort digital images are transformed into a more permanent form, often on paper or plastic foil.

craft|plasterer

  • craft
  • plasterer
  • Workplace or office of a tradesman who works with plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.

craft|plumber

  • craft
  • plumber
  • Workplace or office of a tradesman who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage.

craft|pottery

  • craft
  • pottery
  • A place where earthenware, stoneware and porcelain and other ceramic ware is made by potters.

craft|roofer

  • craft
  • roofer
  • Workplace or office of a tradesman who is specialized in roof construction.

craft|shoemaker

  • craft
  • shoemaker
  • A place where shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins are created, repaired or altered to fit personal needs.

craft|scaffolder

  • craft
  • scaffolder
  • Workplace or office of a tradesman who builds temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.

craft|stonemason

  • craft
  • stonemason
  • A place where rough pieces of rock are shaped into accurate geometrical shapes.

craft|sweep

  • craft
  • sweep
  • Workplace or office of a person who cleans chimneys for a living.

craft|tailor

  • craft
  • tailor
  • A place where clothing is made, repaired, or altered professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

craft|tiler

  • craft
  • tiler
  • Workplace or office of a person who lays tiles on floors, swimming pools and such.

craft|sailmaker

  • craft
  • sailmaker
  • Workplace or office of a person who makes and repairs sails for sailboats and sailing ships, typically working on shore in a sail loft.

craft|rigger

  • craft
  • rigger
  • Workplace or office of a person who makes masts, yards, sails, and cordage for sailboats and sailing ships.

craft|saddler

  • craft
  • saddler
  • A place where saddles or accessories for cars and boats are produced or repaired.

craft|sculptor

  • craft
  • sculptor
  • A place where Sculpture are made.

craft|upholsterer

  • craft
  • upholsterer
  • A place where furniture, especially seats are provided with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers.

emergency|ambulance_station

  • emergency
  • ambulance_station
  • An ambulance station is a structure or other area set aside for storage of ambulance vehicles, medical equipment, personal protective equipment, and other medical supplies.

emergency|fire_extinguisher

  • emergency
  • fire_extinguisher
  • A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations.

emergency|fire_flapper

  • emergency
  • fire_flapper
  • A flapper is a wildland firefighting tool also called a swatter or a beater. It is designed for extinguishing minor fires in rural areas such as heaths.

emergency|fire_hose

  • emergency
  • fire_hose
  • A fire hose is a high-pressure hose used to carry water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it.

emergency|fire_hydrant

  • emergency
  • fire_hydrant
  • A fire hydrant is an active fire protection measure, and a source of water provided in most urban, suburban and rural areas with municipal water service or other water source to enable firefighters to tap into the municipal water supply to assist in extinguishing a fire.

emergency|phone

  • emergency
  • phone
  • An emergency phone is specifically provided for making calls to emergency services and is most often found in a place of special danger.

emergency|ses_station

  • emergency
  • ses_station
  • A State Emergency Service is an Australian volunteer organisation that provides emergency help during and after declared (natural or otherwise) disasters.

emergency|siren

  • emergency
  • siren
  • A siren is a loud noise maker. Most modern ones are civil defense, "air raid" sirens or tornado sirens.

emergency|User Defined

  • emergency
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch or OSMdoc site for some other common used values as well

tourism|alpine_hut

  • tourism
  • alpine_hut
  • Mountain hut.

tourism|attraction

  • tourism
  • attraction

tourism|artwork

  • tourism
  • artwork
  • A tag for public pieces of art.

tourism|camp_site

  • tourism
  • camp_site
  • A place where you can pitch a tent.

tourism|caravan_site

  • tourism
  • caravan_site
  • A place where you can park a caravan overnight or for longer periods.

tourism|chalet

  • tourism
  • chalet
  • Rent a hut.

tourism|guest_house

  • tourism
  • guest_house
  • Guest house.

tourism|hostel

  • tourism
  • hostel
  • Hostel.

tourism|hotel

  • tourism
  • hotel
  • Hotel.

tourism|information

  • tourism
  • information
  • Information resource for tourists and visitors, including information offices and map boards.

tourism|motel

  • tourism
  • motel
  • Motel.

tourism|museum

  • tourism
  • museum
  • Museum.

tourism|picnic_site

  • tourism
  • picnic_site
  • A place where you can have an outdoor picnic. May have facilities such as tables and benches.

tourism|theme_park

  • tourism
  • theme_park
  • Theme park.

tourism|viewpoint

  • tourism
  • viewpoint
  • A place, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings, lookout. Sometimes called a vista point or scenic area/point.

tourism|zoo

  • tourism
  • zoo
  • Zoological garden.

tourism|yes

  • tourism
  • yes
  • To add tourist interest to something described by other tags.

tourism|User Defined

  • tourism
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

historic|archaeological_site

  • historic
  • archaeological_site
  • Excavation place for ancient remains

historic|battlefield

  • historic
  • battlefield
  • The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past. this could be on land or at sea.

historic|boundary_stone

  • historic
  • boundary_stone
  • A historic boundary stone usually found along the way.

historic|castle

  • historic
  • castle
  • Other languages

historic|fort

  • historic
  • fort
  • A military fort - distinct from a castle as it is generally more modern

historic|memorial

  • historic
  • memorial
  • Much like a monument, but smaller. Might range from a WWII memorial to a simple plate on a wall.

historic|monument

  • historic
  • monument
  • An object, especially large and made of stone, built to remember and show respect to a person or group of people. Other languages

historic|ruins

  • historic
  • ruins

historic|wayside_cross

  • historic
  • wayside_cross
  • A historical (usually christian) cross. Frequently found along the way in southern germany, austria and probably elsewhere.

historic|wayside_shrine

  • historic
  • wayside_shrine
  • A historical shrine often showing a religious depiction. Frequently found along the way in southern germany, austria and probably elsewhere.

historic|wreck

  • historic
  • wreck
  • Nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed.

historic|yes

  • historic
  • yes
  • Used to add historic interest to something described by other tags .

historic|User Defined

  • historic
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

landuse|allotments

  • landuse
  • allotments
  • A piece of land given over to local residents for growing vegetables and flowers.

landuse|basin

  • landuse
  • basin

landuse|brownfield

  • landuse
  • brownfield
  • Describes land scheduled for new development where old buildings have been demolished and cleared

landuse|cemetery

  • landuse
  • cemetery

landuse|commercial

  • landuse
  • commercial
  • Predominantly offices, business parks, etc.

landuse|construction

  • landuse
  • construction
  • "Under construction" site, should become something different once the construction is finished

landuse|farm

  • landuse
  • farm
  • An area of farmland used for tillage and pasture (animals, crops, vegetables, flowers, fruit growing).

landuse|farmland

  • landuse
  • farmland
  • Synonyme for farm, used in JOSM because farm was considered ambiguous. Farm has been used more often as of 2010-10-13 (236 973 tags vs 69 903). See ticket #1579.

landuse|farmyard

  • landuse
  • farmyard
  • An area of land with farm buildings like farmhouse, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.

landuse|forest

  • landuse
  • forest
  • Managed forest or woodland plantation (Other languages).

landuse|garages

  • landuse
  • garages
  • One level buildings with boxes commonly for cars, usually made of brick and metal. Usualy this area belong to garage cooperative with own name, chairman, budget, rules, security, etc.

landuse|grass

  • landuse
  • grass
  • For grassland.

landuse|greenfield

  • landuse
  • greenfield
  • Describes land scheduled for new development where there have been no buildings before

landuse|greenhouse_horticulture

  • landuse
  • greenhouse_horticulture
  • Area used for growing plants in greenhouses

landuse|industrial

  • landuse
  • industrial
  • Predominantly workshops, factories or warehouses

landuse|landfill

  • landuse
  • landfill
  • Place where waste is dumped. Other languages

landuse|meadow

  • landuse
  • meadow
  • An area of land primarily vegetated by grass and other non-woody plants (Other Languages).

landuse|military

  • landuse
  • military
  • For land areas owned/used by the military for whatever purpose

landuse|orchard

  • landuse
  • orchard
  • intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production

landuse|quarry

  • landuse
  • quarry
  • Surface mineral extraction (Other languages)

landuse|railway

  • landuse
  • railway
  • Area for railway use, generally off-limits to the general public

landuse|recreation_ground

  • landuse
  • recreation_ground
  • An open green space for general recreation, which may include pitches, nets and so on, usually municipal but possibly also private to colleges or companies

landuse|reservoir

  • landuse
  • reservoir

landuse|residential

  • landuse
  • residential
  • Predominantly houses or apartment buildings

landuse|retail

  • landuse
  • retail
  • Predominantly shops

landuse|salt_pond

  • landuse
  • salt_pond
  • A place where sea water is evaporated to extract its salt

landuse|village_green

  • landuse
  • village_green
  • An area of common land, usually grass, in the centre of a village (quintessentially English - defined separately from 'common land' under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and the Commons Act 2006).

landuse|vineyard

  • landuse
  • vineyard
  • A piece of land where grapes are grown.

landuse|User Defined

  • landuse
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

military|airfield

  • military
  • airfield
  • A place where military planes take off and land

military|bunker

  • military
  • bunker
  • Buildings, often build from concrete, to stand even heavier fire. Also WW2 pillboxes.

military|barracks

  • military
  • barracks
  • Buildings where soldiers live and work.

military|danger_area

  • military
  • danger_area
  • Usually a large marked area around something like a firing range, bombing range, etc which is an exclusion zone.

military|range

  • military
  • range
  • Where soldiers have practice with their weapons (firing, bombing, artillery, ...).

military|naval_base

  • military
  • naval_base
  • A naval base

military|User Defined

  • military
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

natural|bay

  • natural
  • bay
  • Bay (Other languages)

natural|beach

  • natural
  • beach
  • Beach: sand, gravel or pebble (Other languages)

natural|cave_entrance

  • natural
  • cave_entrance
  • The entrance to a cave.

natural|cliff

  • natural
  • cliff
  • Rock face. For a linear way, the top of the cliff should be to the left of the cliff, and the bottom on the right side

natural|coastline

  • natural
  • coastline
  • The coastline should run clockwise around water and anti-clockwise around land, i.e. land on the left side and water on the right side of the way (that is, according to the sequence of nodes in the way), for it to show correctly. As the sole exception coastlines do not have to form closed ways, they merely have to connect up (head to tail) to form complete closed polygons.

natural|fell

  • natural
  • fell
  • Bare upper lying uncultivated land principally covered with grass and often grazed.

natural|glacier

  • natural
  • glacier
  • Areas (or peaks) covered with ice throughout the year

natural|heath

  • natural
  • heath
  • Bare lower lying uncultivated land with bushes but little or no tree cover. Note. This is not for parks whose name is "Something Heath"

natural|land

  • natural
  • land
  • Land that exists within another area, such as a lake. (i.e an island). Keep water on the right and land on the left side in relation to sequence of nodes in the Way. See Relations/Multipolygon for islands in lakes

natural|marsh

  • natural
  • marsh
  • xxxxx

natural|mud

  • natural
  • mud
  • (Other languages)

natural|peak

  • natural
  • peak
  • top of a hill or mountain (summit)

natural|sand

  • natural
  • sand
  • Ground coverage of mostly silica particles, with no or very sparse vegetation

natural|scree

  • natural
  • scree
  • Loose rock

natural|scrub

  • natural
  • scrub
  • Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees

natural|spring

  • natural
  • spring
  • A place where ground water flows naturally from the ground ((hydrology, land) (3596) Other languages)

natural|stone

  • natural
  • stone
  • freestanding stone, e.g. glacial erratic

natural|tree

  • natural
  • tree
  • Lone or significant trees.

natural|volcano

  • natural
  • volcano
  • A volcano, either dormant, extinct or active

natural|water

  • natural
  • water
  • Lakes, etc.

natural|wetland

  • natural
  • wetland
  • waterlogged area (on Wikipedia)

natural|wood

  • natural
  • wood

natural|User Defined

  • natural
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

geological|palaeontological_site

  • geological
  • palaeontological_site
  • A palaeontological site is a place (or group of physical sites) in which remains of ancient living forms is preserved. Area under the study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms investigated using the discipline of palaeontology.

geological|User Defined

  • geological
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

route|bicycle

  • route
  • bicycle
  • Cycle_routes explains how to tag cycle routes

route|bus

  • route
  • bus
  • The route a public bus service takes. See Buses

route|detour

  • route
  • detour
  • Route for fixed detour routes. Examples are Bedarfsumleitung in Germany and uitwijkroute in the Netherlands

route|ferry

  • route
  • ferry
  • The route a ferry takes from terminal to terminal Please make sure to add at least one node per tile (zoom level 12), better at least one every few km, so offline editors catch it with bbox requests.

route|hiking

  • route
  • hiking
  • hiking explains how to tag hiking routes

route|mtb

  • route
  • mtb
  • Mountainbike explains how to tag mtb routes

route|piste

  • route
  • piste
  • Proposed for the routes of pistes (e.g. snowshoe or XC-Ski trails) in winter sport areas.

route|railway

  • route
  • railway
  • Named stretches of railroad tracks (eg Channel Tunnel). See Railways

route|road

  • route
  • road
  • Can be used to map various road routes/long roads

route|ski

  • route
  • ski

route|train

  • route
  • train
  • Train services (eg London-Paris Eurostar) See Railways

route|tram

  • route
  • tram
  • See Trams for more information on tagging tram services

route|User Defined

  • route
  • User Defined
  • See Tagwatch site for some other common used values as well

boundary|administrative

  • boundary
  • administrative

boundary|civil

  • boundary
  • civil

boundary|political

  • boundary
  • political
  • Electoral boundaries

boundary|maritime

  • boundary
  • maritime
  • Maritime boundaries

boundary|national_park

  • boundary
  • national_park
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty, set aside for conservation and for recreation (Other languages)

boundary|protected_area

  • boundary
  • protected_area
  • Protected areas, such as for national-parks, water protection areas or indigenous areas.

border_type|*

  • border_type
  • *

sport|9pin

  • sport
  • 9pin
  • 9-pin Bowling (on Wikipedia) - bowling game played in Europe with only 9 pins

sport|10pin

  • sport
  • 10pin
  • 10-pin Bowling (on Wikipedia)

sport|american_football

  • sport
  • american_football

sport|archery

  • sport
  • archery

sport|athletics

  • sport
  • athletics
  • Track and field athletics. A collection of sports events that involve running, throwing and jumping (on Wikipedia).

sport|australian_football

  • sport
  • australian_football
  • Australian Rules Football. A team sport played between two teams of 18 players with a ball on large oval shaped grass fields (often also used as a cricket ground), with four goal posts at each end.(on Wikipedia)

sport|baseball

  • sport
  • baseball
  • An outdoor bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams of nine players each on a large grass pitch (on Wikipedia)

sport|basketball

  • sport
  • basketball
  • Basketball, very popular in the USA and the Philippines (on Wikipedia)

sport|beachvolleyball

  • sport
  • beachvolleyball
  • beachvolleyball on Wikipedia

sport|bmx

  • sport
  • bmx
  • BMX on Wikipedia.
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sport|boules

  • sport
  • boules

sport|bowls

  • sport
  • bowls
  • Lawn bowls (on Wikipedia)

sport|canadian_football

  • sport
  • canadian_football
  • Canadian Football.

sport|canoe

  • sport
  • canoe
  • Canoeing (both canadian and kayaks)

sport|chess

  • sport
  • chess
  • Chess (on Wikipedia) - here mostly intended: big chess-boards in the open air

sport|climbing

  • sport
  • climbing
  • Rock climbing - natural or artificial climbs (climbing walls) (on Wikipedia)

sport|cricket

  • sport
  • cricket
  • A bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players, each on a large grass pitch (on Wikipedia)

sport|cricket_nets

  • sport
  • cricket_nets
  • Cricket nets for practice used by batsmen and bowlers to warm up and/or improve their cricketing techniques. (on Wikipedia)

sport|croquet

  • sport
  • croquet
  • A game played between 2 or more players on a small grass pitch hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops embedded into the grass. (on Wikipedia)

sport|cycling

  • sport
  • cycling

sport|diving

  • sport
  • diving

sport|dog_racing

  • sport
  • dog_racing

sport|equestrian

  • sport
  • equestrian

sport|football

  • sport
  • football
  • DO NOT USE THIS TAG, as it is ambiguous. Use: soccer, rugby_league, rugby_union, australian_football, ...

sport|gaelic_games

  • sport
  • gaelic_games
  • Gaelic games such as Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, predominantly played in Ireland. For tagging individual games under this category see the tag page.

sport|golf

  • sport
  • golf

sport|gymnastics

  • sport
  • gymnastics

sport|hockey

  • sport
  • hockey

sport|horseshoes

  • sport
  • horseshoes
  • horseshoes on Wikipedia

sport|horse_racing

  • sport
  • horse_racing

sport|ice_stock

  • sport
  • ice_stock

sport|korfball

  • sport
  • korfball
  • (korfball on Wikipedia)

sport|motor

  • sport
  • motor

sport|multi

  • sport
  • multi

sport|orienteering

  • sport
  • orienteering
  • (orienteering on Wikipedia) Orienteering club or centre

sport|paddle_tennis

  • sport
  • paddle_tennis
  • (paddle_tennis on Wikipedia)

sport|paragliding

  • sport
  • paragliding
  • Paragliding takeoff or landing site (paragliding on Wikipedia)

sport|pelota

  • sport
  • pelota
  • (pelota on Wikipedia)

sport|racquet

  • sport
  • racquet

sport|rowing

  • sport
  • rowing
  • (rowing on Wikipedia)

sport|rugby_league

  • sport
  • rugby_league
  • One of the two codes of rugby football, split from rugby union in 1895, along with subsequent rule changes

sport|rugby_union

  • sport
  • rugby_union
  • Rugby union is a full contact team sport, a form of football which originated in England in the early 19th century.

sport|shooting

  • sport
  • shooting
  • outdoor or indoor shooting range

sport|skating

  • sport
  • skating
  • ice skating

sport|skateboard

  • sport
  • skateboard

sport|skiing

  • sport
  • skiing
  • This tag isn't well documented, and it's usage is unclear. I would better recommand the use of the Proposed_features/Piste_Maps Project for things related to skiing

sport|soccer

  • sport
  • soccer
  • Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, a team sport played between two teams of eleven players (on Wikipedia). Note: While called "football" (fussball, fotball, ...) in many countries, it is best to tag it as "soccer" to avoid confusion with other usages of "football"

sport|surfing

  • sport
  • surfing
  • (surfing on Wikipedia)

sport|swimming

  • sport
  • swimming

sport|table_tennis

  • sport
  • table_tennis

sport|team_handball

  • sport
  • team_handball
  • (Team) handball on Wikipedia

sport|tennis

  • sport
  • tennis
  • Tennis courts

sport|toboggan

  • sport
  • toboggan

sport|volleyball

  • sport
  • volleyball
  • volleyball on Wikipedia

sport|water_ski

  • sport
  • water_ski
  • Waterskiing: either on a cable ski course, or pulled by a boat.

abutters|residential

  • abutters
  • residential
  • predominantly houses and apartments

abutters|retail

  • abutters
  • retail
  • predominantly shops

abutters|commercial

  • abutters
  • commercial
  • predominantly office buildings, business parks, etc.

abutters|industrial

  • abutters
  • industrial
  • predominantly workshops, factories, warehouses

abutters|mixed

  • abutters
  • mixed
  • where there is no clear predominance, for example mixed shops and residences in an inner city ring

fenced|yes/no

  • fenced
  • yes/no

internet_access|public/service/terminal/wired/wlan/

  • internet_access
  • public/service/terminal/wired/wlan/
  • This tag is for indication that a map entity such as a building, a shop, restaurant, etc. offers internet access to the public, either as a paid service or even for free.

lit|yes/no

  • lit
  • yes/no
  • Street lighting

area|yes

  • area
  • yes
  • Means a feature that is normally linear is an area. You should not add this to features that are already defined as an area type.

motorroad|yes / no

  • motorroad
  • yes / no
  • The motorroad tag is used to describe highways that have motorway-like access restrictions but that are not a motorway.

bridge|yes / aqueduct / viaduct / swing / ...

  • bridge
  • yes / aqueduct / viaduct / swing / ...
  • A bridge, use together with the layer tag. Value "yes" is generic, or you can specialize.

crossing|no / traffic_signals / uncontrolled

  • crossing
  • no / traffic_signals / uncontrolled

tunnel|yes

  • tunnel
  • yes
  • A tunnel, use together with the layer tag.

mountain_pass|yes

  • mountain_pass
  • yes
  • The highest point of a mountain pass.

cutting|yes

  • cutting
  • yes
  • A cut in the land to carry a road or tram. Mostly in hilly landscape. Source

embankment|yes

  • embankment
  • yes
  • A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area. Source

lanes|Number

  • lanes
  • Number
  • Total number of physical travel lanes making up the way. For a divided highway represented by two separate ways, each way will have one, or more, physical lanes

layer|-5 to 5

  • layer
  • -5 to 5
  • 0: ground (default); -1..-5:under ground layer; 1..5 (not +1):above ground layerThis is intended to indicate actual physical separation, shouldn't be used just to influence rendering order.

surface|paved / unpaved / asphalt / concrete / paving_stones / cobblestone / metal / wood / grass_paver / gravel / pebblestone / grass / ground / earth / dirt / mud / sand / ice_road

  • surface
  • paved / unpaved / asphalt / concrete / paving_stones / cobblestone / metal / wood / grass_paver / gravel / pebblestone / grass / ground / earth / dirt / mud / sand / ice_road

smoothness|excellent / good / intermediate / bad / very_bad / horrible / very_horrible / impassable

  • smoothness
  • excellent / good / intermediate / bad / very_bad / horrible / very_horrible / impassable
  • Apply to all types of highways.

ele|Number

  • ele
  • Number
  • Elevation (also known as altitude or height) above mean sea level in metre, based on geoid model EGM 96 which is used by WGS 84 (GPS). (see also Altitude)

width|Number

  • width
  • Number
  • Width of way in metres

est_width|Number

  • est_width
  • Number
  • A rough guess of the width of way in metres

incline|Number%

  • incline
  • Number%
  • Incline steepness as percents. Positive/negative values indicate movement upward/downwards in the direction of the way.

start_date|Date

  • start_date
  • Date
  • Date feature was created

end_date|Date

  • end_date
  • Date
  • Date feature was removed

operator|User Defined

  • operator
  • User Defined
  • The operator tag can be used to name a company or corporation who's responsible for a certain object or who operates it.

opening_hours|24/7 or mo md hh:mm-hh:mm. (read described syntax)

  • opening_hours
  • 24/7 or mo md hh:mm-hh:mm. (read described syntax)
  • opening_hours describes when something is open.

disused|yes

  • disused
  • yes

wheelchair|yes / no / limited

  • wheelchair
  • yes / no / limited
  • Indicate if a special place can be used with wheelchairs.

tactile_paving|yes / no

  • tactile_paving
  • yes / no
  • A paving in the ground to be followed with a blindman's stick.
  • Not to be rendered on standard maps.

narrow|yes

  • narrow
  • yes
  • Relative indication that a way (waterway, highway, cycleway) gets narrower.

sac_scale|hiking / mountain_hiking / demanding_mountain_hiking / alpine_hiking / demanding_alpine_hiking / difficult_alpine_hiking

  • sac_scale
  • hiking / mountain_hiking / demanding_mountain_hiking / alpine_hiking / demanding_alpine_hiking / difficult_alpine_hiking

trail_visibility|excellent / good / intermediate / bad / horrible / no

  • trail_visibility
  • excellent / good / intermediate / bad / horrible / no

mtb:scale|0-5

  • mtb:scale
  • 0-5

mtb:scale:uphill|0-5

  • mtb:scale:uphill
  • 0-5
  • A classification scheme for mtb trails for going uphill if there is significant inclination.

mtb:scale:imba|0-4

  • mtb:scale:imba
  • 0-4
  • The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System shall be used for bikeparks. It is adapted to mtb trails with artificial obstacles.

mtb:description|Text

  • mtb:description
  • Text

TMC:LocationCode|see description

  • TMC:LocationCode
  • see description
  • An identifier in electronic traffic-messages.

wood|coniferous / deciduous / mixed

  • wood
  • coniferous / deciduous / mixed

admin_level|Number

  • admin_level
  • Number

covered|yes

  • covered
  • yes
  • Used to denote that a node, way or area is covered by another entity (or in some cases the ground), when the use of layers is inappropriate, or additional clarification is needed.
  • Various, depending on the covered entity

drive_thru|yes / no

  • drive_thru
  • yes / no
  • Used to indicate if a pharmacy, bank, atm, or fast_food, or post_box offers drive_thru service.

drive_in|yes / no

  • drive_in
  • yes / no
  • Used to indicate if a cinema is a drive-in cinema or a restaurant offers drive-in service. drive_in is different than drive_thru

ford|<not set> / yes / stepping_stones / <other>

  • ford
  • <not set> / yes / stepping_stones / <other>
  • Used to indicate if node or way tends to get wet by a crossing waterway

access|yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • access
  • yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • General access permission. permissive means there is no legally-enshrined right of access, but the landowner has allowed it at his/her discretion private means access is restricted to the landowner destination is used for ways in designated local traffic areas, where traffic should only enter if its destination is within the area official is used for ways dedicated to a certain mode of travel by law. Usually indicated by a traffic sign.

vehicle|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • vehicle
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for all vehicles. For values see above

bicycle|yes / designated / official / private / permissive / dismount / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • bicycle
  • yes / designated / official / private / permissive / dismount / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

foot|yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • foot
  • yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for pedestrians. For values see above

goods|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • goods
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for light commercial vehicles (LCV) or goods vehicles of category N1 with a maximum allowed mass of up to 3.5 tonnes. In the USA, combined weight 26,000 lbs or less. For values see above.

hgv|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • hgv
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) (UK), e.g. for goods vehicles of category N2 and N3 (trucks, lorries) with a maximum allowed mass over 3.5 tonnes. In the USA, combined weight 26,001 lbs or greater. For values see above

yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no|

  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for Longer_Heavier_Vehicle on Wikipedia, e.g. for vehicles with 6 axles and can carry up to 44 metric tons

yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no|

  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for Road_train#B-double on Wikipedia, A B-double (B-Train) consists of a prime mover towing a specialised trailer (known as a "lead" or "A"-trailer) that has a fifth-wheel mounted on the rear towing another semi-trailer, resulting in two articulation points.

yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no|

  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for Road_train on Wikipedia, A road train consists of a relatively conventional tractor unit, but instead of pulling one trailer or semi-trailer, the road train pulls two or more of them.

hazmat|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • hazmat
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for vehicles carrying hazardous materials. For values see above

agricultural|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • agricultural
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for agricultural vehicles, e.g. tractors. For values see above

horse|yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • horse
  • yes / designated / official / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for horse riders. For values see above

motorcycle|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • motorcycle
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for motorcycles. For values see above

atv|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • atv
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access restricted to wheeled vehicles 1.27m (50 inches) or less in width

motorcar|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • motorcar
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for (motor) cars. For values see above

motor_vehicle|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • motor_vehicle
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no
  • Access permission for motor cars and motorcycles. For values see above

psv|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry /unknown / no

  • psv
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry /unknown / no
  • Access permission for Public Service Vehicles (UK), e.g. buses and coaches. See above

4wd_only|yes

  • 4wd_only
  • yes
  • A road signed as only suitable for 4WD (offroad) vehicles

motorboat|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry /unknown / no

  • motorboat
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry /unknown / no

boat|yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

  • boat
  • yes / designated / private / permissive / destination / delivery / agricultural / forestry / unknown / no

oneway|yes / no / -1

  • oneway
  • yes / no / -1

noexit|yes

  • noexit
  • yes
  • A dead end road/cul de sac with only one access road

date_on|Date

  • date_on
  • Date
  • Date restriction starts

date_off|Date

  • date_off
  • Date
  • Date restriction stops

day_on|Day of Week

  • day_on
  • Day of Week
  • Day restriction starts

day_off|Day of Week

  • day_off
  • Day of Week
  • Day restriction stops

hour_on|Time

  • hour_on
  • Time
  • Time restriction starts

hour_off|Time

  • hour_off
  • Time
  • Time restriction stops

maxweight|Number

  • maxweight
  • Number
  • Weight limit - units other than tonnes should be explicit

maxheight|Height

  • maxheight
  • Height
  • height limit - units other than metres should be explicit

maxwidth|Width

  • maxwidth
  • Width
  • width limit - units other than metres should be explicit

maxlength|Length

  • maxlength
  • Length
  • length limit - units other than metres should be explicit

maxspeed|Speed

  • maxspeed
  • Speed
  • Maximum speed - units other than km/h should be explicit

minspeed|Speed

  • minspeed
  • Speed
  • Minimum speed - units other than km/h should be explicit

traffic_sign|city_limit

  • traffic_sign
  • city_limit
  • Start/end sign of city limits, in most (all?) countries implies a specific "city maxspeed".

maxstay|Number

  • maxstay
  • Number
  • Maximum stay, in units given (hour/hours/day/days)

disused|yes

  • disused
  • yes
  • For features that are useful for navigation, yet are unused or abandoned.

toll|yes

  • toll
  • yes

charge|Num

  • charge
  • Num
  • Amount of toll or fee

name|User Defined

  • name
  • User Defined
  • The common default name. (Note: For disputed areas, please use the name as displayed on e.g. street signs for the name tag. Put all alternatives into either localized name tags (e.g. name:tr/name:el) or the variants (e.g. loc_name/old_name/alt_name). Thank you.)

alt_name|User Defined

  • alt_name
  • User Defined

official_name|User Defined

  • official_name
  • User Defined

int_name|User Defined

  • int_name
  • User Defined

nat_name|User Defined

  • nat_name
  • User Defined
  • National name

reg_name|User Defined

  • reg_name
  • User Defined
  • Regional name

loc_name|User Defined

  • loc_name
  • User Defined
  • Local name

old_name|User Defined

  • old_name
  • User Defined
  • Historical name

name:lg|User Defined

  • name:lg
  • User Defined

ref|User Defined

  • ref
  • User Defined
  • The common default reference (eg M25, in Germany always with space eg A 5)

int_ref|User Defined

  • int_ref
  • User Defined
  • International reference (eg E 30)

nat_ref|User Defined

  • nat_ref
  • User Defined
  • National reference

reg_ref|User Defined

  • reg_ref
  • User Defined
  • Regional reference

loc_ref|User Defined

  • loc_ref
  • User Defined
  • Local reference

old_ref|User Defined

  • old_ref
  • User Defined
  • Historical reference

ncn_ref|User Defined

  • ncn_ref
  • User Defined
  • The number reference (eg 54) of a National Cycle Network route. In the UK, national routes have single-or double-digit numbers with a red background on the signs.

rcn_ref|User Defined

  • rcn_ref
  • User Defined
  • The number of the regional cycle network. In the UK the regional routes have double-digit numbers with a blue background on the signs.

lcn_ref|User Defined

  • lcn_ref
  • User Defined
  • The number of the local cycle network

source_ref|User Defined

  • source_ref
  • User Defined
  • To record the URI, source reference (eg Landsat) or other link to physical sources.

icao|User Defined

  • icao
  • User Defined
  • ICAO International airport codes

iata|User Defined

  • iata
  • User Defined
  • IATA International airport codes

place|continent

  • place
  • continent
  • One of the continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Australia(from largest in size to smallest)

place|country

  • place
  • country

place|state

  • place
  • state
  • state

place|region

  • place
  • region
  • region

place|county

  • place
  • county
  • county

place|city

  • place
  • city
  • As defined by national/state/provincial government. Often over 100,000 people

place|town

  • place
  • town
  • As defined by national/state/provincial government. Generally smaller than a city, between 10,000 and 100,000 people

place|village

  • place
  • village
  • As defined by national/state/provincial government. Generally smaller than a town, below 10,000 people

place|hamlet

  • place
  • hamlet
  • As defined by national/state/provincial government. Generally smaller than a village, just a few houses

place|suburb

  • place
  • suburb
  • Named area of town or city. Often a suburb is its own municipality, with separate government, and should be tagged as such.

place|locality

  • place
  • locality
  • An unpopulated, named place.

place|island

  • place
  • island

place_name|User Defined

  • place_name
  • User Defined
  • Only for areas. For nodes use 'name' instead (see Notes). It may do no harm to use both, though.

place_numbers|User Defined

  • place_numbers
  • User Defined
  • For property numbers. Note: Most people now use the Karlsruhe Schema instead of this tag.

postal_code|User Defined

  • postal_code
  • User Defined
  • The postal code. Note: Most people now use the Karlsruhe Schema instead of this tag.

is_in|User Defined

  • is_in
  • User Defined

population|Number

  • population
  • Number
  • Number of inhabitants of the place. Among other things, it might be used in selecting which name to render at a given zoom level at what font size.

addr:housenumber|user defined

  • addr:housenumber
  • user defined
  • The house number (may contain non-digits). If a single entry has multiple house numbers, separate them by ",". e.g. "12b,12c". Only required key for an address (except when addr:housename is used), all others are optional.

addr:housename|user defined

  • addr:housename
  • user defined
  • The name of a house. This is sometimes used in some countries like England instead of (or in addition to) a house number.

addr:street|user defined

  • addr:street
  • user defined
  • {{{5}}}

addr:postcode|user defined

  • addr:postcode
  • user defined
  • The postal code of the building/area.

addr:city|user defined

  • addr:city
  • user defined
  • {{{5}}}

addr:country|user defined

  • addr:country
  • user defined
  • {{{5}}}

addr:subdistrict|user defined

  • addr:subdistrict
  • user defined
  • The subdistrict of the object.
  • {{{5}}}

addr:district|user defined

  • addr:district
  • user defined
  • The district of the object.
  • {{{5}}}

addr:province|user defined

  • addr:province
  • user defined
  • The province of the object.
  • {{{5}}}

addr:interpolation|all/even/odd/ alphabetic

  • addr:interpolation
  • all/even/odd/ alphabetic
  • How to interpolate the house numbers belonging to the way along the respective street. See detailed description.

addr:interpolation|Number

  • addr:interpolation
  • Number
  • Every nth house between the end nodes is represented by the interpolation way.

addr:inclusion|actual/estimate/potential

  • addr:inclusion
  • actual/estimate/potential
  • Optional tag to indicate the accuracy level of survey used to create the address interpolation way. See detailed description.

note|User defined

  • note
  • User defined
  • A note to yourself or to other mappers.

fixme|User defined

  • fixme
  • User defined
  • A description to yourself or to other mappers of a (possible) error in the map

description|User defined

  • description
  • User defined
  • Text that might be viewable to the end user (perhaps using a search system or a map with pop-ups)

image|URL

  • image
  • URL
  • Reference to an image (use the "source_ref" key below when the image is referencing the source of the element)

source|extrapolation

  • source
  • extrapolation
  • Extension of information from a known source

source|knowledge

  • source
  • knowledge
  • Local or common knowledge

source|historical

  • source
  • historical
  • from out-of-copyright mapping or other historical document

source|image

  • source
  • image
  • photograph or video

source|survey

  • source
  • survey
  • gpx track or other physical survey

source|voice

  • source
  • voice
  • Voice recordings, eg dictaphone

source|User defined

  • source
  • User defined

source_ref|User defined

  • source_ref
  • User defined
  • To record the URI, source reference (eg Landsat) or other link to physical sources

source:name|User defined

  • source:name
  • User defined
  • Source used to gather name information eg. for street names

source:ref|User defined

  • source:ref
  • User defined
  • Reference data source eg. for road numbers

attribution|User defined

  • attribution
  • User defined
  • Attribution to originator if required

phone|User defined

  • phone
  • User defined
  • Telephone number associated with an object

fax|User defined

  • fax
  • User defined
  • Fax number associated with an object

email|User defined

  • email
  • User defined
  • E-Mail address associated with an object

url|URL

  • url
  • URL
  • URL associated with an object - Do not use this tag, use website instead!

website|URL

  • website
  • URL
  • Website associated with an object

wikipedia|URL or article title

  • wikipedia
  • URL or article title
  • Wikipedia article associated with an object

created_by|defined by editor

  • created_by
  • defined by editor
  • Identifies the editing software which carried out this edit. This should no longer be used on a node, way or relation, instead place this tag on the changeset. Editors can safely remove this tag with all edits, as it is stored in the history of the node, way, relation or changeset.

history|defined by editor

  • history
  • defined by editor
  • Used to identify a way that has been recovered from an earlier version.