The goal of this page is to present the main tags that can be used in the context of Tajikistan. As Tajikistan is still very poorly mapped on OSM, it is important to focus on a few main features (road network and settlements). The list below however is nothing but a suggestion, and no mapper should be prevented from adding any other tag, if he / she feels that sufficient source information is available.
You can find the corresponding JOSM presets here
Mapping of Khorog
If you want to help mapping the town of Khorog, please follow the instructions on the HOT tasking manager (high-resolution satellite imagery available)
If you don't know anything about Khorog and still want to help mapping, you can get a flare of the context by looking at this picture:
It's taken from the mountains on the north of the town, looking towards south and the center of the picture is the main car bridge
Tags for settlements and housing
Note that settlements can be identified from many sources, while buildings will require high-resolution satellite imagery and / or field work.
|place||town||A settlement with between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants.|
|place||village||A settlement with between 500 and 10,000 inhabitants.|
|place||hamlet||A settlement with between 100 and 500 inhabitants.|
|building||house||A single dwelling unit inhabited by family or small group sharing facilities such as a kitchen.|
|building||apartments||A building arranged into individual dwellings, often on separate floors.|
|building||yes||Use this tag if you don't know which one to use. In case of doubt, this should be considered the default tag.|
Tags for infrastructure
This feature is mainly discribed by the key:amenity (including the subsets of Sustenance, Education, Transport, Healthcare, Entertainment and others), key:shop and key:tourism. For a more simple understanding it is devided under Public Infrastructure , Commercial Infrastructure and Touristic Infrastructure. Please note that this list is not final or even excludes other tags. Feel free to add other tags if necessary.
|amenity||hospital||Shows the location of a hospital, i.e. institutions for health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment. This does not include amenity=dentist.Beside the name tags, please include / set the following tags to this feature: contact:phone=*,emergency=*,building:levels=*, addr:city=*, addr:postcode=*, addr:street=*,addr:housenumber=* and operator=*.|
|amenity||school||Shows the location of a school, including primary and secondary schools. For other educational buildings please use amenity=education_centre. Beside the name tags, please include / set the following tags to this feature: building:levels=*, addr:city=*, addr:postcode=*, addr:street=*,addr:housenumber=* and operator=*.|
|amenity||bus_station||Place where privat cars gather passangers to a specific destination. Indicate in the key:name the destination of the cars, e.g. "Bus Station to Iskashim" or "Bus Station to Bartang Valley"|
|shop||alcohol||Shop selling alcohol to take away|
|amenity||bank||Shows the location of a bank branch. Beside the name tags, please include / set the following tags to this feature: atm = (yes/no), opening_hours, addr:city, addr:postcode, addr:street, addr:housenumber, contact:phone.|
|shop||bakery||Shop focused on selling bread of their own production|
|shop||convenience||A small local shop carrying a small subset of the items you would find in a supermarket, locally known under the russian word "Magazina"|
|shop||chemist||Shop focused on selling articles of personal hygiene, cosmetics, and household cleaning products (for a shop that potentially dispenses prescription drugs, cf. pharmacy. U.S. drug store, see amenity=pharmacy)|
|shop||cosmetics||Shop focused on selling cosmetics|
|shop||electronics||Shop focused on selling consumer electronics (TV, radio, batteries …). Larger ones may also sell computers, fridges, …|
|shop||hairdresser||Here you can get your hair cut, coloured, … See also shop=beauty|
|shop||mobile_phone||Shop focused on selling mobile phones and accessories. Tag mobile provideres like TCELL, Megaphone, Babylon etc. under this tag too.|
|shop||supermarket||Supermarket. In Khorog mainly the big convenience stores|
Tags for streets and paths
This table is a subset of Template:Map_Features:highway. The illustrations will also be adapted.
|highway||primary|| Main asphalted roads linking the cities.
Examples: Pamir Highway, road Dushanbe - Khujand, road Dushanbe - Hissor - Rigar...
|highway||secondary|| To be used for most of the roads that are neither main links nor small tracks. Usually unpaved (or poor and uneven pavement), but accessible to motorized vehicles (not only to 4x4).
Examples: Bartang road, road to Bulunkul, Vanj road, Khorog-Ishkashim-Langar road...
|highway||track|| Rough roads, only accessible to 4x4 vehicles.
Examples: road to Bachor, road to Turumtai-kul from Gunt and from Jawshangoz...
|highway||residential|| Roads which are primarily lined with housing, but which are of a lowest classification than tertiary and which are not living streets.
Examples: small streets in Gulaken, in upper UPD...
|highway||road||Use this tag if you don't know which one to use. In case of doubt, this should be considered the default tag.|
|highway||path|| Most paths in Tajikistan are accessible to walkers, horses, donkeys, bicycles and sometimes 4x4 cars.
Examples: path to Jezev, path between Khijez and Ravmed, path above Khufak (above the stadium in Khorog)...
Other possible tags are listed here