|To mark the location of an entrance.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Group: Man made|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 11|
|Tools for this tag|
The entrance=* key describes the point where you can go into a building or enclosed area (such as a zoo, theme park, cemetery grounds etc). Different values are used to denote the importance or type of entrance. The entrance node should be placed on the building/area's way (i.e. its outline).
- For internal doors, see indoor and Simple Indoor Tagging.
|entrance||yes||An entrance exists at this position to a building or enclosed area. At point where you can enter or leave the building or the area.|
|entrance||main||The main entrance of a building or enclosed area.|
|entrance||secondary||An additional entry, often used only for events or at special times.|
|entrance||service||A backdoor to a building or enclosed area often only for employees or for delivering.|
|entrance||exit||It is not an entrance, it is a one-way out of a building or enclosed area. You find it at some larger shops, museums or theme parks.
Consider using exit=*
|entrance||entrance||It is an entrance only, it is a one-way in to a building or enclosed area. You find it at some larger shops, museums or theme parks.|
|entrance||emergency||An emergency exit is a one-way out of a building in case of fire. It is often combined with a fire alarm box. See also exit=emergency for these.|
|entrance||staircase||Door to staircase.|
|entrance||home||Door to a private house, home or an apartment.|
|entrance||garage||Door to a garage.|
|entrance||shop||Direct entrance to a shop, which is not a main entrance.|
This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.
Please use the access=* values to describe who is allowed to enter.
- access=yes The public has an official, legally-enshrined right of access.
- access=delivery Access only for delivering goods to or from a customer.
- access=private Access only with key, keycard or similar. Look here for additional subtags.
- access=no Access is not allowed. (osm-Carto rendering: )
If you don't need a key to go out from a building or restricted area, you can mark this with exit=yes. This tagging has sense, if rules for exit are different from rules for entrance.
- You can use level=* to indicate the floor on which the entrance is located (level=0 aka ground floor is the default)
- Use wheelchair=yes to describe the entrance possibilities for a wheelchair user.
- You can add width=* to indicate small doors for wheelchair routing.
- You can add automatic_door=* to indicate automatic doors for wheelchair users (and the detection method) and to warn visually impaired / blind users.
- You can add door=* to indicate the door type - some door types can be opened by some wheelchair users.
- You can add name=* to identify a specific entrance when there are multiple choices for pick-up or delivery.
- OsmAnd shows entrances in its default mappaint style.
- Or use Keep Right's "deprecated tags" for the whole world (go to map).
- OSM2World adds doors to 3D buildings based on entrance=*
Entrances and addresses
- Main article: Addresses
If address is related not to whole building, but to individual staircases/entrances, tags entrance=main/staircase/home, addr:housenumber=* and addr:street=* should be added to main entrances to staircases (or to houses). Use ref=* for marking "inner" number of staircase (not to be confused with "outer" address, which some staircases have - for such addresses we should use addr:housenumber=*). addr:housenumber=* is put to one of entrances to staircase, ref=* can be marked to several entrances (also to service entrances to staircases).
Use addr:flats=* for marking all flats inside the staircase, for example, addr:flats=1-20. (This entrance leads to flats/apartments with numbers from 1 to 20 inclusive). If there are gaps in numbering, use semicolons: addr:flats=3-7;10;14;16-18.
If there is only one flat or unit behind the door addr:unit=* is more common. See addr=* for more.
Possible tagging mistakes
- Proposed features/entrance - Proposal/voting page for this tag
- emergency=emergency_ward_entrance - To mark the entrance to an emergency ward
- Proposed features/entrance/door - Proposal/voting page for this tag
- door=* - Kind of door (automatic, hinged, ...)
- amenity=parking_entrance - An entrance to an underground or multi storey parking facility
- amenity=loading_dock - An entrance for loading heavy goods vehicles
- barrier=entrance - An opening or gap in a barrier.
- barrier=gate - A section in a wall or fence which can be opened to allow access.
- Relations of type=building which, for indoor mapping, should at least have one member with the role "entrance"
- exit=* - Marks free exit of a building/restricted area.
- railway=subway_entrance - The entrance point of a subway
- railway=train_station_entrance - The entrance point of a train station