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On this page you can find the most useful points of interest, which are in relation with mapping railway stations. The list is constantly being updated by the OSM-Community and therefore it is always up-to-date. The aim is to reflect the guidelines for modeling real features. We are thankful for any annotations and comments: MENTZ Kontakt

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Taginfo shows how often the certain tags are used


This page should provide an overview about the POIs, which are used in OSM. By clicking on an element (POI-Tag) ,a detailed description, the most common application and the possible combinations with other tags will be shown.


On the top right is always an information box, where the most important elements of a feature can be found.

Below is a list with tags, which are usually being combined with the feature. Furthermore we can see, if the POI should be used as a node, way, closed way (area=yes) or as a relation. Finally it is also stated, if the POI is accepted.

It is possible, that some tags are automatically implicated. An Anliegerstraße has always additional tags, e.g. foot=*, bicycle=* und access=*). Other useful additional tags like the street name (name=*) or oneway streets (oneway=*) are suggested as well.

The possibilites of adding more tags is unlimited, but for every element the most useful tags have enforced in the community. In our example with the street, the tags (maxspeed=*), (lanes=*) and (surface=*) have enforced.



The shop tag is used as a place of business that has stocked goods for sale. See the page titled Shop for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering on default layer (osm-carto) Photo

Food, beverages

shop alcohol node area Shop selling alcohol to take away
Liquor store in Breckenridge Colorado.jpg
shop bakery node area Shop focused on selling bread
Bread in Boudin.jpg
shop beverages node area Shop focused on selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. See also shop=alcohol.
Coca Cola Kisten.jpg
shop brewing_supplies node area Shop focused on selling supplies for home brewing of beer, wine and spirits (where permitted).
Home-brewing set with 5-gallon containers.jpg
shop butcher node area Shop focused on selling meat
Butcher's shop Hong kong.jpg
shop cheese node area Shop focused on selling cheese.
Cheese shop P1010071.JPG
shop chocolate node area Shop focused on selling chocolate.
Chocolate shop.jpg
shop coffee node area Shop focused on selling coffee.
Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Summit NJ interior view.jpg
shop confectionery node area Shop focused on selling sweets or candy
Sweet Shop, Chester.JPG
shop convenience node area A small local shop carrying a small subset of the items you would find in a supermarket
Food and wine shop.jpg
shop deli node area Shop focused on selling delicatessen (fine foods, gourmet foods), possibly also fine wine. Not to be confused with the US delis.
Rome Italian deli.jpg
shop dairy node area Shop focused on selling dairy products.
Milk Aisle.jpg
shop farm node area Shop or roadside stand focused on selling freshly harvested farm produce
Chatsworth farm shop - - 24050.jpg
shop frozen_food node area Shop focused on selling frozen food.
Frozen Food-Picard-France.jpeg
shop greengrocer node area Shop focused on selling vegetables and fruits.
Greenrocer's Interior.jpg
shop health_food node area A health food shop; selling wholefoods, vitamins, nutrition supplements and meat and dairy alternatives.
Holland & Barrett, King Street, Hammersmith.jpg
shop ice_cream node area Shop selling ice cream. See also amenity=ice_cream.
Ice Cream Parlour - - 1773794.jpg
shop organic node area Shop focused on selling organic food. Alternatively you can use the more versatile organic=* in combination with a general shop=* key (In this case: shop=supermarket or shop=convenience).
shop pasta node area Shop focused on selling (fresh) pasta, ravioli, etc.
Ravioli 2.jpg
shop pastry node area Shop focused on selling baked sweets like cakes, biscuits, strudel and pies.
Pasticceria displaying cannoli siciliani.jpg
shop seafood node area Shop focused on selling fish/seafood.
Seafood chijin.jpg
shop spices node area Shop focused on selling spices.
Old city, best spice shop (498280882).jpg
shop tea node area Shop focused on selling tea.
Tea shop by matsuyuki in Nishiki Ichiba, Kyoto.jpg
shop wine node area This tag is deprecated. Please use shop=alcohol + drink:wine=yes instead
Wine Shop.JPG
shop water node area Shop focused on selling drinking water.
Water bottles in Dia.jpg

General store, department store, mall

shop department_store node area A single large store – often multiple storeys high – selling a large variety of goods (see also shop=mall)
Department store-16.svg
Takeshimaya Times Square in the evening.jpg
shop general node area A store that carries a general line of merchandise. (see also shop=convenience if it sells food).
Feinkost Weber Hernals 1994.jpg
shop kiosk node area A small shop on the pavement that sells magazines, tobacco, newspapers, sweets and stamps.
Kiosk germany.jpg
shop mall nodearea A shopping mall – multiple stores under one roof (also known as a shopping centre)
Dalian large Shopping Mall 2005.jpg
shop supermarket node area Supermarket – a large store with groceries and other items
Supermarket check out.JPG
shop wholesale node area Wholesale/warehouse club or cash and carry - a store that sells items in bulk to retailers. The branch of industry can be defined with wholesale=*.

Clothing, shoes, accessories

shop baby_goods node area Shop focused on selling objects for babies (clothes, prams, cots, toys).
Baby care shop2.jpg
shop bag node area Shop focused on selling bags.
Shop bag berlin.jpg
shop boutique node area A small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items
Inside Sttilo.jpg
shop clothes node area Shop focused on selling clothes and/or underwear (other related value in use is fashion)
shop fabric node area Shop focused on selling fabric and other materials for the purpose of making clothes and other products, eg dress making.
Shop fabric.JPG
shop fashion node area Shop focused on selling fashion. This is deprecated, please use clothes.
Shop fashion berlin.jpg
shop fashion_accessories node area Shop focused on selling fashion accessories.
shop jewelry node area Jewellers shops.
shop leather node area Shop focused on selling products made out of leather.
Lewis Leathers shop.jpg
shop sewing node area A shop that sells sewing supplies (fabric, thread, yarn, knitting needles, sewing machines, etc.)
shop shoes node area Shop focused on selling shoes.
shop tailor node area A place where clothing is made, repaired, or altered professionally, especially suits and men's clothing
shop watches node area Shop focused on selling watches.
Paris Forum des Halles 2012 09.jpg
shop wool node area Shop selling wool for making of clothes or other products.
So called baby merino in a store.jpg

Discount store, charity

shop charity node area A charity shop is a shop operated by a charity, for the purposes of fundraising.
Cancer Research, Armagh, November 2009.JPG
shop second_hand node area A shop buying and selling used clothes and other things. See also shop=pawnbroker
Second hand-14.svg
HK Sheung Wan 2nd hand market Tung Street 上環東街.JPG
shop variety_store node area A variety store retailer is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, sometimes with a single price point for all items in the store.
Variety store-14.svg

Health and beauty

shop beauty node area A non-hairdresser beauty shop, spa, nail salon, etc.. See also shop=hairdresser.
Hair and Beauty, Strabane, January 2010.JPG
shop chemist node area 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)
Kelly Chemist, Omagh - - 103193.jpg
shop cosmetics node area Shop focused on selling cosmetics
Cosmetics at Central Ladprao.JPG
shop drugstore - This tag is discouraged. Please use either shop=chemist (if they sell prescription-free drugs, cosmetics, household cleaning products, etc.) or amenity=pharmacy (if they offer prescription drugs).
shop erotic node area Shop focused on selling erotic toys, -clothes or other erotic stuff.
Sex shops (Paris)-01.jpg
shop hairdresser node area Here you can get your hair cut, coloured, … See also shop=beauty
Belfast (187), October 2009.JPG
shop hairdresser_supply node area A shop, where you can buy hairdressing supplies.
Zeeb GmbH Friseurbedarf Mannheim S1.jpg
shop hearing_aids node area Shop focused on selling hearing aids devices
Shop audiologist.jpg
shop herbalist node area Shop focused on selling herbs, often for medical purposes. (See also: healthcare:speciality=herbalism and healthcare=alternative).
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, The Herbalist Shop.jpg
shop massage nodearea A massage shop
shop medical_supply nodearea Shop focused on selling medical supplies.
Medical supply.svg
Jt medical supply.jpg
shop nutrition_supplements nodearea Shops that sells one or more nutritional supplements (of vitamins, minerals and/or herbs)
shop optician node area Shop focused on selling eyeglasses, contact lenses (may also check your eyes).
US Navy 021029-N-3228G-001 Adjusting a customer's eyeglasses.jpg
shop perfumery node area Shop focused on selling perfumery
301 perfumery and drugstore in Cala Millor.jpg
shop tattoo node area A tattoo parlour.

Do-it-yourself, household, building materials, gardening

shop agrarian node area Shop focused on selling agrarian products, like seeds, agricultural machinery, animal feed, etc.
Shop Buena in Szamotuły.jpg
shop appliance node area Shop focused on selling large electrical items (aka white goods) washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, fans, etc.
Small appliance shop in North London.jpg
shop bathroom_furnishing node area Shop focused on selling bathroom furniture and accessories
Villa Tugendhat - Badezimmer.JPG
shop doityourself node area Shop focused on selling tools and supplies to do-it-yourself householders, gardening, …
Inside BandQ - - 649798.jpg
shop electrical node area Shop focused on selling electrical supplies and devices
shop energy node area Shop focused on selling energy
Carrefour Market de Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse le 1er avril 2013 - 08.jpg
shop fireplace node area Shop focused on selling electric fireplaces, stoves or masonry heaters and required fuels
Kaminofen in Betrieb IMG 6067.jpg
shop florist node area Shop focused on selling bouquets of flowers (see shop=garden_centre for potted flowers).
Butler's Wharf Flower Shop.jpg
shop garden_centre node area Shop focused on selling potted flowers, maybe even trees (see also shop=florist for flower bouquets).
Garden centre-14.svg
shop garden_furniture node area Shop focused on selling garden furniture (sheds, outdoor tables, gates, fences, ...). See shop=garden_centre if also plants are sold.
shop gas node area Shop focused on selling technical gas, such as argon, oxygen, acetylene, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc. in pressurized containers
2008-07-24 Bundle of compressed gas bottles.jpg
shop glaziery node area Shop focused on selling and installing glazing for windows and doors.
Double glazed Units.JPG
shop hardware node area Shop focused on selling building supplies including screws, bolts & paints, … See also shop=doityourself
Tweedy and Popp 03.jpg
shop houseware node area Shop focused on selling crockery, cutlery, kitchenware, small household appliances.
shop locksmith node area Shop focused on selling keys, see also craft=locksmith and craft=key_cutter
shop paint node area Shop focused on selling paints.
Artists paints.jpg
shop security node area Shop focused on selling security items like burglar alarms, vaults, locking systems, etc.
shop trade node area Shop focused on selling one or more building supplies such as timber/wood, cement etc. See also shop=doityourself
Timber yard of Travis Perkins builders merchants - - 1025761.jpg
shop windows node area This tag is deprecated. Please use craft=window_construction instead.

Furniture and interior

shop antiques node area Shop focused on selling antiques.
Antiques shop berlin.jpg
shop bed node area Shop focused on selling mattresses and other bedding products.
Bed Shop, Omagh - - 129722.jpg
shop candles node area Shop focused on selling candles and candle accessories (holders, etc)
Candle shop, Liberty of London (8370788712).jpg
shop carpet node area Shop focused on selling carpets
A carpet seller in Jaipur.jpg
shop curtain node area Shop focused on selling curtains or drapes (see also shop=fabric)
Commerciante di tessuti.jpg
shop doors node area Shop focused on selling doors
shop flooring node area Shop focused on selling floorings
shop furniture node area Shop focused on selling furniture, might range from small decorational items to a whole flat interior
Small furniture shop.jpg
shop household_linen node area Shop focused on selling household linen.
Shop with table-cloths and bedding textiles at ulica Starowiejska, Gdynia 2.jpg
shop interior_decoration node area Shop focused on selling interior decorations.
Interior decoration-14.svg
LA Showroom1 dakota jackson.jpg
shop kitchen node area 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.)
Kitchen shop in "The Boulevard" - - 1368775.jpg
shop lamps node area Use shop=lighting instead.
shop lighting node area A shop selling lighting fixtures and lamps.
Lamp Shop in Bigastro.jpg
shop tiles node area Shop focused on selling tiles.
2.2 Jura Gelb geschliffen.JPG
shop window_blind node area Shop focused on selling window blinds.
Some window blinds.JPG


shop computer node area Shop focused on selling computers, peripherals, software, …
Computer shop, Crossens.JPG
shop robot node area A shop that sells robots and/or related accessories, parts, repair and rental services
Atlas from boston dynamics.jpg
shop electronics node area Shop focused on selling consumer electronics (TV, radio, …). Larger ones may also sell computers, fridges, …
Currys Digital.jpg
shop hifi node area Shop focused on selling High Fidelity or High End environment to listen music or watch films at home
JB Hi-Fi Wagga Wagga.jpg
shop mobile_phone node area Shop focused on selling mobile phones and accessories
3G Mobile Phones fot China Mobile.jpg
shop radiotechnics node area Shop focused on selling electronic components, electrical products, radio measuring devices, supplies for radio and electronics.
Tokyo Akihabara electronic parts shop.jpg
shop vacuum_cleaner node area Shop focused on selling vacuum cleaners and associated products.
Panasonic MCE8013 vacuum cleaner close.jpg

Outdoors and sport, vehicles

shop atv node area Shop focused on selling atvs (quads), atv equipment and may rent or repair them
Honda FourTrax Rancher.jpg
shop bicycle node area Shop focused on selling bicycles, bicycle equipment and may rent or repair them
shop boat node area Shop focused on selling boats, boat equipment and may rent or repair them
White Sailing Boat.jpg
shop car node area Car store – a place to buy cars or to get your car repaired
shop car_repair node area Shop focused on car repair (usually independent of a specific car brand).
Car repair-14.svg
Colourful Shops Places In Onehunga II.jpg
shop car_parts node area Shop focused on selling auto parts, auto accessories, motor oil, car chemicals, etc.
Car parts-14.svg
Auto Parts Store.jpg
shop caravan node area A shop for caravans, motorhomes & similar recreational vehicles.
shop fuel node area Shop selling fuels (motor fuel, wood, coal, gas) that can't be considered a amenity=fuel (fuel station). Use fuel:*=yes/no to indicate which fuels are available.
Barreled fuel shop.jpg
shop fishing node area Shop focused on selling fishing equipment.
M.A. Wickham, East Grinstead (15538910361).jpg
shop free_flying node area Shop focused on selling free flying equipment.
MG - Pico da Ibituruna - Governador Valadares.jpg
shop golf node area Shop focused on selling golf equipment.
Pro shop - East Potomac Golf Course - East Potomac Park - 2013-08-25.jpg
shop hunting node area Shop focused on selling gun and hunting equipment.
Bass Pro Shops entrance.JPG
shop jetski node area Shop focused on selling jetskis, jetski equipment and may rent or repair them
Offshore Aquabike.jpg
shop military_surplus node area Shop selling used military equipment
Military surplus2.jpg
shop motorcycle node area Shop focused on selling motorcycles and/or related accessories, clothes, parts, repair and rental services.
Shop motorcycle.svg
shop outdoor node area Shop focused on selling camping, walking, climbing, and other outdoor sports equipment (GPSes, etc.)
Outdoor shop.png
shop scuba_diving node area Shop focused on selling scuba diving equipment.
Paradise Dive Shop.jpg
shop ski node area Shop focused on selling skis, ski equipment and may rent or repair them
shop snowmobile node area Shop focused on selling snowmobiles, snowmobile equipment and may rent or repair them
Snowmobiling in New Brunswick, Canada 2010.jpg
shop sports node area Shop focused on selling sporting goods.
HK TST East Mody Road Wing On Plaza Shop Kettler Sport Fitness.JPG
shop swimming_pool node area A store that sells swimming pool equipment and supplies.
shop trailer node area Shop focused on selling trailers and parts and/or repairing / renting them
shop tyres node area Shop focused on selling tyres.
Istanbul Continental tyre shop.jpg

Art, music, hobbies

shop art node area Shop which sells works of art. May be paintings, sculpture, or other types of art
Ruiz gallery.jpg
shop collector node area A shop for different collector's items like stamps, coins, action figures, etc.
Shop collector.jpg
shop craft node area An arts and crafts supply store. Commonly sold items are paper, canvas, paint, pencils, crafting wood, crafting tools, etc. - look at craft=*
Studio Arts Crafts and Graphics interior - panoramio (1).jpg
shop frame node area Shop focused on selling frames.
Shop frames berlin.jpg
shop games node area Shop focused on selling board games, card games and/or role-playing games.
Essen 2008 0251.jpg
shop model node area Shop specialising in the sale of scale models.
shop music node area Shop focused on selling recorded music (vinyl/CDs/...)
Shop music.svg
Music shop.JPG
shop musical_instrument node area Shop focused on selling musical instruments, lyrics, scores. If focused on a specific instrument, specify with musical_instrument=*
Musical instrument-14.svg
Portadown (66), September 2009.JPG
shop photo node area Shop focused on selling products or services related with photography.
Fujifilm photo shop.jpg
shop camera node area A shop mainly selling cameras and lenses
Nikkor Lens Showcase @ Berjaya Times Square's Nikon Centre.jpg
shop trophy node area Store selling trophies, awards, plaques etc.
shop video node area Shop focused on selling or renting out videos/DVDs.
Video shop in Iowa, USA -- 2006-11.jpg
shop video_games node area Shop focused on selling video games.
Video games-14.svg
GameStop on Powell Street in San Francisco, California.

Stationery, gifts, books, newspapers

shop anime node area Shop focused on selling anime stuff.
2013TIBE Day4 Hall2 Greenwood 20130202.JPG
shop books node area Shop focused on selling books (for a library that lends books, see amenity=library)
Strand basement jeh.jpg
shop gift node area Shop focused on selling gifts, greeting cards, or tourist gifts (souvenirs)
Gift shop interior.jpg
shop lottery node area A shop of which the main or only purpose is the sale of lottery tickets.
12 Kościuszki Street in Sanok (2015), Lotto.jpg
shop newsagent node area Shop focused on selling newspapers, cigarettes, other goods
HK Sheung Wan Po Yan Street 7-11 Shop Newspaper Stand.JPG
shop stationery node area Shop focused on selling office supplies
shop ticket node area Shop focused on selling tickets for concerts, events, public transport, …
Box office of Shosha station.jpg


shop bookmaker node area A shop that takes bets on sporting and other events at agreed upon odds.
Ladbrokes - 263 Park Lane (2299743817).jpg
shop cannabis node area a shop primarily and legally selling non-medical cannabis products
Venta de cannabis, Ketchikan, Alaska, Estados Unidos, 2017-08-16, DD 58.jpg
shop copyshop node area Shop focused on selling photocopying and printing services.
HK 上環 Sheung Wan 蘇杭街 Jervois Street 24 photo copy print co shop.JPG
shop dry_cleaning node area Shop or kiosk offering a clothes dry cleaning service. The actual cleaning may be done elsewhere.
Dry clean rack.jpg
shop e-cigarette node area Shop focused on selling electronic cigarettes.
510N e-cigarette and e-liquids.jpg
shop funeral_directors node area Providing services related to funeral arrangements, may also be known as a "funeral parlour" or "undertakers".
shop laundry node area A shop to get your normal clothes washed. Might be self service coin operated, with service staff for drop off, …
Polarstern laundry hg.jpg
shop money_lender node area A money lender offers small personal loans at high rates of interest.
Money lender Palmers Green.jpg
shop party node area A shop for party and festival supplies, like costumes, etc.
Shop party.jpg
shop pawnbroker node area A pawnbroker (or pawnshop) is an individual or business that offers secured loans to people. See also shop=second_hand
Pawnbroker Oulu 20090906.JPG
shop pet node area A shop for pets, animals and toys or food for them.
Baby parrots in a pet shop-8a.jpg
shop pet_grooming node area A shop offering grooming services for pets (most frequently dogs)
Psi fryzjer.jpg
shop pest_control node area Shop selling pest control goods to exterminate rats, insects etc.
shop pyrotechnics node area Store of pyrotechnics: fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers etc.
TNT Fireworks Supercenter, Jennings (East face).JPG
shop religion node area Shop focused on selling religious articles, church shop. See also religion=*
Shop religion.jpg
shop storage_rental node area self storage
Self storage units.jpg
shop tobacco node area Shop focused on selling tobacco, cigarettes and their related accessories.
Fachgeschäft für Tabakwaren.JPG
shop toys node area Shop focused on selling toys.
HK Toys R Us.JPG
shop travel_agency node area Shop focused on selling tickets for travelling. Also known as a tour operator.
Travel agency-14.svg
Shop travel agency berlin.jpg
shop vacant node area Not an actual shop, of course. You may want to use this tag when a shop has been closed, to avoid confusing other mappers who may not know about this (please leave a note=*). Plus, you can keep the corresponding object and simply edit it when a new shop opens on the same spot. May be confusing, a vacancy is not a shop and should not show up on maps as a shop. disused:shop=* is an alternative
2012-05-02 Carrera de San Jeronimo anagoria.JPG
shop weapons node area Shop focused on selling weapons like knives, guns etc.
Welcome to America - Supermarket with guns.jpg
shop outpost node area Shop primarily used to pick-up items ordered online.
shop user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.


Used to map facilities used by visitors and residents. For example: toilets, telephones, banks, pharmacies, cafes, parking and schools. See the page Amenities for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment carto-Rendering Photo


amenity bar node area Bar is a purpose-built commercial establishment that sells alcoholic drinks to be consumed on the premises. They are characterised by a noisy and vibrant atmosphere, similar to a party and usually don't sell food. See also the description of the tags amenity=pub;bar;restaurant for a distinction between these.
amenity bbq node BBQ or Barbecue is a permanently built grill for cooking food, which is most typically used outdoors by the public. For example these may be found in city parks or at beaches. Use the tag fuel=* to specify the source of heating, such as fuel=wood;electric;charcoal. For mapping nearby table and chairs, see also the tag tourism=picnic_site. For mapping campfires and firepits, instead use the tag leisure=firepit.
amenity biergarten node area Biergarten or beer garden is an open-air area where alcoholic beverages along with food is prepared and served. See also the description of the tags amenity=pub;bar;restaurant. A biergarten can commonly be found attached to a beer hall, pub, bar, or restaurant. In this case, you can use biergarten=yes additional to amenity=pub;bar;restaurant.
amenity cafe node area Cafe is generally an informal place that offers casual meals and beverages; typically, the focus is on coffee or tea. Also known as a coffeehouse/shop, bistro or sidewalk cafe. The kind of food served may be mapped with the tags cuisine=* and diet=*. See also the tags amenity=restaurant;bar;fast_food.
Klagenfurt Wörthersee Strandbad Cafe Sunset Bar 11102008 65.jpg
amenity drinking_water node Drinking water is a place where humans can obtain potable water for consumption. Typically, the water is used for only drinking. Also known as a drinking fountain or bubbler.
Basler Trinkwasser 1341.jpg
amenity fast_food node area Fast food restaurant (see also amenity=restaurant). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Burger king kamen osm.jpg
amenity food_court node area An area with several different restaurant food counters and a shared eating area. Commonly found in malls, airports, etc.
amenity ice_cream node area Ice cream shop or ice cream parlour. A place that sells ice cream and frozen yoghurt over the counter
Shop-ice cream.jpeg
amenity pub node area A place selling beer and other alcoholic drinks; may also provide food or accommodation (UK). See description of amenity=bar and amenity=pub for distinction between bar and pub
amenity restaurant node area Restaurant (not fast food, see amenity=fast_food). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Caprice Restaurant.JPG


amenity college node area Campus or buildings of an institute of Further Education (aka continuing education) Rendering-area-amenity-college.png
Cambridge Regional College main entrance.jpg
amenity driving_school node area Driving School which offers motor vehicle driving lessons
Fahrschulauto VW Austria St Johann.JPG
amenity kindergarten node area For children too young for a regular school (also known as preschool, playschool or nursery school), in some countries including afternoon supervision of primary school children. Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Story Time.jpg
amenity language_school node area Language School: an educational institution where one studies a foreign language.
amenity library node area A public library (municipal, university, …) to borrow books from.
Guantanamo captives' library a.jpg
amenity toy_library node area A place to borrow games and toys, or play with them on site.
Toy Library storage.jpg
amenity music_school node area A music school, an educational institution specialized in the study, training, and research of music.
Classe d'Olivier Messiaen Nicolas Panagopoulos.jpg
amenity school node area School and grounds - primary, middle and seconday schools Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Williamstown school.jpg
amenity university node area An university campus: an institute of higher education Rendering-area-amenity-university.png
Brock University campus.JPG


amenity bicycle_parking node area Parking for bicycles
amenity bicycle_repair_station node area General tools for self-service bicycle repairs, usually on the roadside; no service
Bicycle repair station-14.svg
amenity bicycle_rental node area Rent a bicycle
amenity boat_rental node area Rent a Boat
Boat rental-14.svg
Bootsverleih am Halterner Stausee - panoramio.jpg
amenity boat_sharing node area Share a Boat
A Boat To Share.jpg
amenity bus_station node area May also be tagged as public_transport=station.
Bus station-14.svg
Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station.jpg
amenity car_rental node area Rent a car
Hertz car rental office Livonia Michigan.JPG
amenity car_sharing node area Share a car
amenity car_wash node area Wash a car
Car wash-14.svg
Wuppertal - Friedrich-Engels-Allee 130 02 ies.jpg
amenity vehicle_inspection node area Government vehicle inspection
Vehicle inspection-14.svg
TÜV SÜD-Hauptuntersuchung.jpeg
amenity charging_station node Charging facility for electric vehicles
Charging station.16.svg
amenity ferry_terminal node area Ferry terminal/stop. A place where people/cars/etc. can board and leave a ferry.
Ferry Reet.jpg
amenity fuel node area Petrol station; gas station; marine fuel; … Streets to petrol stations are often tagged highway=service.
Preem Karlskrona.jpg
amenity grit_bin node A container that holds grit or a mixture of salt and grit.
Grit bin.jpg
amenity motorcycle_parking node area Parking for motorcycles
Motorradparkplatz Gifhorn Mühlenmuseum.jpg
amenity parking node area Car park. Nodes and areas (without access tag) will get a parking symbol. Areas will be coloured. Streets on car parking are often tagged highway=service and service=parking_aisle.
P3030027ParkingLot wb.jpg
amenity parking_entrance node An entrance or exit to an underground or multi-storey parking facility. Group multiple parking entrances together with a relation using the tags type=site and site=parking. Do not mix with amenity=parking. Underground
Parking entrance-14.svg
Parking entrance multi-storey 14.svg
3690668043 88a731e3e0 b.jpg
amenity parking_space node area A single parking space. Group multiple parking spaces together with a relation using the tags type=site and site=parking. Do not mix with amenity=parking.
Rendering-parking space.png
138081166 2a56d66c27 b.jpg
amenity taxi node area A place where taxis wait for passengers.
Amenity taxi picture-Hong Kong Shatin Taxi Stand.jpg


amenity atm node ATM or cash point: a device that provides the clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions.
ATM 750x1300.jpg
amenity bank node area Bank or credit union: a financial establishment where customers can deposit and withdraw money, take loans, make investments and transfer funds.
amenity bureau_de_change node Bureau de change, money changer, currency exchange, Wechsel, cambio – a place to change foreign bank notes and travellers cheques.
Bureau de change-14.svg
Bureau de change electronic sign.jpg


amenity baby_hatch node area A place where a baby can be, out of necessity, anonymously left to be safely cared for and perhaps adopted.
Babybox - venkovní strana.jpg
amenity clinic node area A medium-sized medical facility or health centre.
Bristol , Central Health Clinic - - 1360619.jpg
amenity dentist node area A dentist practice / surgery.
Military dentists in Guatemala.jpg
amenity doctors node area A doctor's practice / surgery.
Doctors stethoscope 2.jpg
amenity hospital node area A hospital providing in-patient medical treatment. Often used in conjunction with emergency=* to note whether the medical centre has emergency facilities (A&E (brit.) or ER (am.))
Guantanamo captive's hospital beds -c.jpg
amenity nursing_home node area Discouraged tag for a home for disabled or elderly persons who need permanent care. Use amenity=social_facility + social_facility=nursing_home now.
Hora Svate Kateriny - nursing home.jpg
amenity pharmacy node area Pharmacy: a shop where a pharmacist sells medications
dispensing=yes/no - availability of prescription-only medications
Boots The Chemist At Gunwharf Quays.jpg
amenity social_facility node area A facility that provides social services: group & nursing homes, workshops for the disabled, homeless shelters, etc.
Social facility-14.svg
Salvation Army Citadel, Hill Street , Newport - - 1585015.jpg
amenity veterinary node area A place where a veterinary surgeon, also known as a veterinarian or vet, practices.
Veterinary Surgeon.jpg

Entertainment, Arts & Culture

amenity arts_centre node area A venue where a variety of arts are performed or conducted
Arts centre.svg
Alhamra Art Centre.JPG
amenity brothel node area An establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution
Walletjes 001.jpg
amenity casino node area A gambling venue with at least one table game(e.g. roulette, blackjack) that takes bets on sporting and other events at agreed upon odds.
amenity cinema node area A place where films are shown (US: movie theater)
Palace cinéma beaumont.JPG
amenity community_centre node area A place mostly used for local events, festivities and group activities; including special interest and special age groups. .
Community centre-14.svg
Greasby Community Centre.JPG
amenity fountain node area A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.
Fountain at Milan citadel.JPG
amenity gambling node area A place for gambling, not being a shop=bookmaker, shop=lottery, amenity=casino, or leisure=adult_gaming_centre.

Games that are covered by this definition include bingo and pachinko.

Bingo cards.jpg
amenity nightclub node area A place to drink and dance (nightclub). The German word is "Disco" or "Discothek". Please don't confuse this with the German "Nachtclub" which is most likely amenity=stripclub.
amenity planetarium node area A planetarium.
amenity public_bookcase node area A street furniture containing books. Take one or leave one.
Public bookcase-14.svg
Hannover, public bookcase.jpg
amenity social_centre node area A place for free and not-for-profit activities.
Governor Hotel, Rotary Club of Portland plaque.JPG
amenity stripclub node A place that offers striptease or lapdancing (for sexual services use amenity=brothel).
amenity studio node area TV radio or recording studio
amenity swingerclub node area A club where people meet to have a party and group sex.
Swingerclub Cäsars Palace. Spröckhövel.JPG
amenity theatre node area A theatre or opera house where live performances occur, such as plays, musicals and formal concerts. Use amenity=cinema for movie theaters.
Sydney opera.jpg


amenity animal_boarding node area A facility where you, paying a fee, can bring your animal for a limited period of time (e.g. for holidays)
Holmbyre Cattery - - 167661.jpg
amenity animal_shelter node area A shelter that recovers animals in trouble
Kennel 2.jpg
amenity baking_oven node An oven used for baking bread and similar, for example inside a building=bakehouse.
Backofen Emstal.JPG
amenity bench node A bench to sit down and relax a bit
amenity childcare node area A place where children of different ages are looked after which is not an amenity=kindergarten or preschool.
amenity clock node A public visible clock
Houses Of Parliament Clock Tower (Big Ben).jpg
amenity conference_centre node area A large building that is used to hold a convention
Irving Convention Center Exterior.JPG
amenity courthouse node area A building home to a court of law, where justice is dispensed
amenity crematorium node area A place where dead human bodies are burnt
Bushbury Crematorium - - 259876.jpg
amenity dive_centre node area A dive center is the base location where sports divers usually start scuba diving or make dive guided trips at new locations.
Diving Center in Marsalforn.JPG
amenity embassy node area An embassy, consulate or diplomatic office. Also see office=diplomatic
Bulgarian embassy in Paris.jpg
amenity fire_station node area A station of a fire brigade
Fire station.jpg
amenity firepit node area Deprecated. For campfires and firepits, see Tag:leisure=firepit
Camp site.jpg
amenity give_box node area A small facility where people drop off and pick up various types of items in the sense of free sharing and reuse.
GiveBox an der Schwarztorstrasse 96 im Januar 2020.jpg
amenity grave_yard node area A (smaller) place of burial, often you'll find a church nearby. Large places should be landuse=cemetery instead. Landuse-cemetery.png
Odenbuell Nordstrand St Vinzenz IMGP2940 wp crop.jpg
amenity gym node area Do no use, leisure=fitness_centre or leisure=sports_centre is preferred! A place which houses exercise equipment for the purpose of physical exercise.
amenity hunting_stand node area A hunting stand: an open or enclosed platform used by hunters to place themselves at an elevated height above the terrain
A rised hide closed quadrat.jpg
amenity internet_cafe node area A place whose principal role is providing internet services to the public.
Internet cafe-14.svg
Cafe internet uninorte.JPG
amenity kitchen node area A public kitchen in a facility to use by everyone or customers
Montague Burton Residences Kitchen.jpg
amenity kneipp_water_cure node area Outdoor foot bath facility. Usually this is a pool with cold water and handrail. Popular in German speaking countries.
Wassertreten 1.jpg
amenity marketplace way area A marketplace where goods and services are traded daily or weekly.
Marche berlin002.jpg
amenity monastery node area Monastery is the location of a monastery or a building in which monks and nuns live.
Kloster Eibingen01.JPG
amenity photo_booth node Photo Booth – A stand to create instant photo.
amenity place_of_worship node area A church, mosque, or temple, etc. Note that you also need religion=*, usually denomination=* and preferably name=* as well as amenity=place_of_worship. See the article for details. Christian-16.svg Muslim-16.svg Jewish-16.svg

Taoist-16.svg Buddhist-16.svg Hinduist-16.svg
Shintoist-16.svg Sikhist-16.svg Place-of-worship-16.svg

Place of worship.png
amenity police node area A police station where police officers patrol from and that is a first point of contact for civilians
Polizeiautos Davidwache.jpg
amenity post_box node A box for the reception of mail. Alternative mail-carriers can be tagged via operator=*
Post box-12.svg
Post Box.JPG
amenity post_depot node area Post depot or delivery office, where letters and parcels are collected and sorted prior to delivery.
Post office delivery office, Mablethorpe - - 1186977.jpg
amenity post_office node area Post office building with postal services
Post office-14.svg
100px-Pošta Praha 025.jpg
amenity prison node area A prison or jail where people are incarcerated before trial or after conviction
Osaka keimusho.jpg
amenity public_bath node area A location where the public may bathe in common, etc. japanese onsen, turkish bath, hot spring
Public bath.svg
Blue Lagoon 2012-08-23 (4).JPG
amenity public_building node area A generic public building. Don't use! See office=government.
amenity ranger_station node area National Park visitor headquarters: official park visitor facility with police, visitor information, permit services, etc
Talkeetna Ranger Station.jpg
amenity recycling node area Recycling facilities (bottle banks, etc.). Combine with recycling_type=container for containers or recycling_type=centre for recycling centres.
amenity refugee_site node area A human settlement sheltering refugees or internally displaced persons
An Aerial View of the Za'atri Refugee Camp.jpg
amenity sanitary_dump_station node area A place for depositing human waste from a toilet holding tank.
Aire de Valuejols.JPG
amenity sauna node area Deprecated. For sauna use: leisure=sauna
Sauna in pancevo.jpg
amenity shelter node area A small shelter against bad weather conditions. To additionally describe the kind of shelter use shelter_type=*.
Réunion Maïdo kiosque pique-nique.JPG
amenity shower node area Public shower or bath.
Znak D-26d.svg
amenity telephone node Public telephone
amenity toilets node area Public toilets (might require a fee)
amenity townhall node area Building where the administration of a village, town or city may be located, or just a community meeting place
amenity vending_machine node A machine selling goods – food, tickets, newspapers, etc. Add type of goods using vending=*
Vending machines at Haeundae.jpg
amenity waste_basket node A single small container for depositing garbage that is easily accessible for pedestrians.
amenity waste_disposal node A place where canal boaters, caravaners, etc. can dispose of rubbish (trash/waste).
Waste disposal-14.svg
Waste container.jpg
amenity waste_transfer_station node area A waste transfer station is a location that accepts, consolidates and transfers waste in bulk.
amenity watering_place node Place where water is contained and animals can drink
Drinking Water For Humans and Animals.jpg
amenity water_point node Place where you can get large amounts of drinking water
Aire de Valuejols.JPG
amenity user defined node way area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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