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Logo. Feature : Animals
One example for Feature : Animals
The animal=* tag is used for many features related to animals and pets.



Pets and animals are very important in our society and there are a lot of facilities that provide for the care and well being of pets (e.g. dog, cat) and companion animals (e.g. horse). OpenStreetMap has only a limited vocabulary for mapping such facilities and this page aims to represent the current tag-value content and provide a summary of proposals. The list should be considered incomplete and representative.

Animal-focused tag-value pairs

Used to map facilities related to the care of [W] pets.

Key Value Element Definition & comments Status Animals Rendering Photo
amenity veterinary node area A place where a veterinary surgeon (vet) practices. Established taginfo All Veterinary Surgeon.jpg
shop pet node area A pet shop or pet store is a retail business which sells different kinds of animals. Pet stores also sell pet food, supplies, and accessories. Additional tags to consider: name=*; building=yes; animal types to which the store caters, use pet=* to specify, such as pet=fish or pet=reptile. Established taginfo All Baby parrots in a pet shop-8a.jpg
amenity animal_training node area For mapping non-competitive training facilities for animals. To designate the animal type being trained, use animal_training=horse or animal_training=dog, for instance. Two animal-specific tags are in rare-use: amenity=dog_training (taginfo) and amenity=horse_training (taginfo). There was also a 2008 proposed feature for sport=dog_training, which would be related to competitive training. Consider also: name=*; network=* for the Association that a particular school might be connected with. In use


All Duke of Earl.jpg
leisure horse_riding node area Equestrian facility where people practise horse riding. Established taginfo Horses Warendorf, Reitanlage Josephshof -- 2014 -- 8591 -- Ausschnitt.jpg
leisure dog_park node area Designated area, with or without a fenced boundary, where dog-owners are permitted to exercise their pets unrestrained. Established taginfo Dogs DogPark.jpg
vending excrement_bags node Point of sale for dog excrement bags. Should be combined with amenity=vending_machine. Additional tags to consider: payment=*; name=*; operator=* Established taginfo Dogs Dog excrement bags.jpg
amenity dog_bin node The use of this tag is discouraged, use amenity=waste_basket + waste=dog_excrement + vending=excrement_bags instead. Deprecated taginfo Dogs
highway bridleway way A way intended for use by equestrians. Established taginfo Horses Bridleway, Dorset - - 156273.jpg
route horse relation A route-type relation intended for use by equestrians. Established taginfo Horses Hawick Circular Riding Route - - 592357.jpg
route transhumance relation A route for long distance livestock trails. In use taginfo Livestock Shepherds iran.jpg
horse * way area Primarily used to indicate access restrictions / permissions for horses with most common values being either 'yes' or 'no'. Most commonly associated with highway=*. Established * Horses Sinnbild Reiter.svg
dog * way area Primarily used to indicate access restrictions / permissions for dogs with most common values being either 'yes' or 'no'. Most commonly associated with highway=*; surprising that there are no instances associated with natural=beach at time of writing. Established * Dogs D-P014 Mitfuehren von Tieren verboten.svg
sport equestrian node area An equestrian sport is a sport that is practised with the horse as a partner, there are show jumping, dressage, eventing, endurance riding, driving, vaulting, steeplechasing, horse racing, reining, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, rodeo and more; horse racing has a separate tag, see below. Established taginfo Horses Evie Gullis Jumping Her Horse.JPG
sport horse_racing node way Horse racing is an equestrian sport and major international industry, watched in almost every nation of the world. There are three types: "flat" racing; steeplechasing, i.e. racing over jumps; and harness racing, where horses trot or pace while pulling a driver in a small, light cart known as a sulky. Passage from Wikipedia:Portal:Horse racing/Intro, version 421097495, 28 Mar 2011. Established taginfo Horses Horseracing Churchill Downs.jpg
barrier horse_stile node A horse stile allows pedestrians and horses to cross a gap through a fence, but prevents or makes it very difficult for motorcycles, riderless horses and other live stock to cross. Established taginfo Horses Horse stile on the Doncaster Greenway - - 502599.jpg
sport dog_racing node area Most dog racing is in the form of greyhound racing. Established taginfo Dogs Greyhound Racing 2 amk.jpg
club dog node area (see club=equestrian for description) In use taginfo Dogs
club equestrian node area As with other club tags, use this to map the regular meeting place for the club. If the club is a sport-related club, then include the appropriate sport tag (e.g. sport=equestrian). Additional tags to consider: name=*, network=* (if the club is part of an association). Proposed taginfo Horses PoloGirlsHorses.jpg
natural beach node area To tag a beach legally accessible to owned animals (usually dogs), use it together with tags like dog=yes, horse=yes and so on.
Consider also to add name=*.
Established taginfo All Ausritt am Strand.JPG
animal swimming node area Bathing area for owned animals (usually dogs).
Specify animals admitted with tags like dog=yes/no, horse=yes/no and so on.
In contrast to a beach for dogs this tag is thought for bathing areas at a lake or river that are not comfortable for humans and are more appealing to dogs.
Consider also to add name=*.
In use taginfo All
animal wellness node area Animal wellness centre (e.g. dog groomer).
Primarily dogs are getting coiffures, but there might be also services like clipping claws/cutting nails or other beautification services, so we chose the term "wellness".
Specify animals admitted with tags like dog=yes/no, cat=yes/no and so on.
Consider also to add name=*.
In use taginfo All
amenity animal_breeding node area Animal breeding facility, see  stud farm. Additional tags:
Approved taginfo All Lipica Stud Farm, Slovenia, June 2012 (1).jpg
amenity animal_shelter node area Animal home/shelter: it is a large structure with its own staff that takes care of animals. See Animal shelter for details.
It differs from amenity=shelter + shelter_type=field_shelter that instead is a very simple building, usually only a canopy. Additional tags:
Established taginfo All Kennel 2.jpg
amenity animal_boarding node area Animal boarding facility. See Animal boarding for details. Additional tags:
Established taginfo All All Breeds Pet Boarding Establishment sign - - 824471.jpg
amenity feeding_place node area A place where animals are fed like a manger or an automated feeding station. Established taginfo All Courgeac 16 Mangeoire 2014.jpg
amenity game_feeding node area A place where food is provided for wild-living animals. See amenity=game_feeding for details. Established taginfo All Futterkrippe hohewand.jpg
amenity watering_place node area A place where animals can drink water, like the analogous tag amenity=drinking_water descibes places for human drinking. Approved taginfo All Dachwasserbrunnen.jpg
animal cemetery node area Cemetery for animals. There's still a discussion how to tag all the different types of animals for interments.
Specify animals admitted with tags like dog=yes/no, cat=yes/no, horse=yes/no, hamster=yes/no, reptile=yes/no and so on.
Consider also to add name=* and operator=*.
In use taginfo All
animal crematorium node area Use amenity=crematorium
crematorium=pet insteed
hazard animal_crossing node way A place where animals are known to appear unexpectedly, presenting a collision hazard to motorists. Use hazard:animal=* to specify kind of animal. Approved taginfo All Australia road sign W5-38.svg
hazard horse_riders node way An area where horse riders share a roadway with motor vehicles. Approved taginfo Horses 1.26 Belarus (Road Sign).svg
amenity shelter node area Used with shelter_type=field_shelter indicates a field shelter for animals.
A field shelter is a very simple building, usually only a canopy, located in the countryside intended to provide shelter for animals (e.g. horses).
It differs from amenity=animal_shelter that instead is a large structure with its own staff that takes care of animals.
Specify animals admitted with tags like horse=yes/no, sheep=yes/no, pig=yes/no and so on.
In case of bad weather it could be used also by humans, if it is accessible.
Consider to add the tag access=* to specify its legal accessibility, especially access=private if people are not allowed to use it.
Proposed taginfo All Field shelter.jpg
attraction animal node area A place where animals are kept in captivity (e.g. a cage or in an aquarium). Found in zoos or animal parks. Using name=*, the name of the animal attraction, or species of the kept animal, or the name=* of the individual animal can be specified. Proposed / In use taginfo All Animal.png Dolphin leaping out of the water for an animal trainer during a performance at the Aquatarium attraction in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.jpg

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