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This is a list of abbreviations ecnountered when dealing with various mapping sources, (Some self explanatory short forms have been ommitted.)

Short Form Long Form Osm Tag Notes
Sta Station
Works Factory
Wks Factory
Radio Radio/Telecoms mast
Recn Gd Recreational ground/ Playing fields
Pav Pavilion
PW Place of Worship
PO Post Office
PH Public House amenity=pub
BH Beer House amenity=pub Encountered on some older maps.
Sch School
Col College
Bsns Pk Business Park landuse=* as appropriate
Pol Sta Police Station
F Sta Fire station
W (blue) Well/Water

External Links - Abbreviations used on UK maps by OS