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This page contains information on the map features used in Israel in English only. It is meant to compliment the main map features page by documenting and establishing conventions for tagging in Israel. For more information please visit the projet page WikiProject_Israel




This is used to describe roads and footpaths. For an introduction on its usage see the page titled Highways. See the page titled Restrictions for an introduction on access limitations by vehicles type, time, day, load and purpose, etc.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo


These are the principal tags for the road network. They range from the most to least important.

highway motorway way A restricted access major divided highway, with 2 or more running lanes. 1, 2 or 3 digits road. Examples in Israel are 1, 20, 431 or the toll road 6
Rendering-highway motorway neutral.png
highway trunk way Important roads that aren't motorways. Need to have a red colored sign. Can have 1 or 2 digits ref. Need not necessarily be a divided highway. In Israel the best example is Road 4.
Rendering-highway trunk L3005 MF.png
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highway primary way Triple digit roads are Primary that have a green sign
Rendering-highway primary neutral.png
highway secondary way Quadruple digit roads are Secondary if they have a brown / black sign. If there is a very big and important urban road it can also be defined as secondary
Rendering-highway secondary neutral.png
highway tertiary way roads in the city are Tertiary
Rendering-highway tertiary neutral.png
OHZ-K28-Bergedorfer Str.jpg
highway unclassified way The least important through roads in a country's system – i.e. minor roads of a lower classification than tertiary, but which serve a purpose other than access to properties. (Often link villages and hamlets.)

The word 'unclassified' is a historical artefact of the UK road system and does not mean that the classification is unknown; you can use highway=road for that.

Rendering-highway unclassified.png
Highway unclassified-photo.jpg
highway residential way Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing.
Rendering-highway residential.png

Link roads

highway motorway_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a motorway from/to a motorway or lower class highway. Normally with the same motorway restrictions.
Rendering-highway motorway link.png
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highway trunk_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a trunk road from/to a trunk road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway trunk link.png
Trunk link.jpg
highway primary_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a primary road from/to a primary road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway primary link.png
highway secondary_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a secondary road from/to a secondary road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway secondary link.png
highway tertiary_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a tertiary road from/to a tertiary road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway tertiary link.png

Special road types

highway living_street way A street where pedestrians have priority over cars, children can play on the street, maximum speed is low. Mainly not with asphalt.
Living street osm.png
beginning of a living street with a paving stones surface and some trees and cars parking at the sides
highway service way area For access roads to, or within an industrial estate, camp site, business park, car park etc. Can be used in conjunction with service=* to indicate the type of usage and with access=* to indicate who can use it and in what circumstances.
Rendering-highway service.png
highway pedestrian way area For roads used mainly/exclusively for pedestrians in shopping and some residential areas which may allow access by motorised vehicles only for very limited periods of the day. To create a 'square' or 'plaza' create a closed way and tag as pedestrian and also with area=yes.
Pedestrian with area osm.png
Cambridge Rd - geograph.org.uk - 1189572.jpg
highway track way Roads for mostly agricultural or forestry uses. To describe the quality of a track, see tracktype=*. Note: Although tracks are often rough with unpaved surfaces, this tag is not describing the quality of a road but its use. Consequently, if you want to tag a general use road, use one of the general highway values instead of track.
Rendering-highway track.png
Frühlingslandschft Aaretal Schweiz.jpg
highway bus_guideway way A busway where the vehicle guided by the way (though not a railway) and is not suitable for other traffic. Please note: this is not a normal bus lane, use access=no, psv=yes instead!
Rendering-highway-bus guideway-mapnik.png
Bus track.jpg
highway escape way For runaway truck ramps, runaway truck lanes, emergency escape ramps, or truck arrester beds. It enables vehicles with braking failure to safely stop.
highway raceway way A course or track for (motor) racing
highway road way A road/way/street/motorway/etc. of unknown type. It can stand for anything ranging from a footpath to a motorway. This tag should only be used temporarily until the road/way/etc. has been properly surveyed. If you do know the road type, do not use this value, instead use one of the more specific highway=* values.


highway footway way For designated footpaths; i.e., mainly/exclusively for pedestrians. This includes walking tracks and gravel paths. If bicycles are allowed as well, you can indicate this by adding a bicycle=yes tag. Should not be used for paths where the primary or intended usage is unknown. Use highway=pedestrian for pedestrianised roads in shopping or residential areas and highway=track if it is usable by agricultural or similar vehicles.
Rendering-highway footway.png
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highway bridleway way For horse riders. Equivalent to highway=path + horse=designated.
Rendering-highway bridleway.png
highway steps way For flights of steps (stairs) on footways. Use with step_count=* to indicate the number of steps
Rendering-highway steps.png
highway path way A non-specific path. Use highway=footway for paths mainly for walkers, highway=cycleway for one also usable by cyclists, highway=bridleway for ones available to horse riders as well as walkers and highway=track for ones which is passable by agriculture or similar vehicles.
Path osm.png

When sidewalk (or pavement) is tagged on the main roadway (see Sidewalks)

sidewalk both / left / right / no way Specifies that the highways has sidewalks on both sides, on one side or no sidewalk at all
Sidewalk and zebra-crossing.jpg

When cycleway is drawn as its own way (see Bicycle)

highway cycleway way For designated cycleways. Add foot=* only if default-access-restrictions do not apply.
Cycleway osm.png
Separated cycleway with traffic sign

Cycleway tagged on the main roadway or lane (see Bicycle)

cycleway lane way A lane is a route that lies within the roadway
Cycle trackinroad.jpg
cycleway opposite way Used on ways with oneway=yes where it is legally permitted to cycle in both directions. Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
Sul bxl 01.JPG
cycleway opposite_lane way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a cycling lane going the opposite direction of normal traffic flow (a "contraflow" lane). Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
Fr-C24a ex3-Conditions particulieres par voie-velo.gif
cycleway track way A track provides a route that is separated from traffic. In the United States, this term is often used to refer to bike lanes that are separated from lanes for cars by pavement buffers, bollards, parking lanes, and curbs. Note that a cycle track may alternatively be drawn as a separate way next to the road which is tagged as highway=cycleway.
Cycle nexttoroad.jpg
cycleway opposite_track way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a cycling track going the opposite direction of normal traffic flow. Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
549c Spitzenkiel140923.jpg
cycleway share_busway way There is a bus lane that cyclists are permitted to use.
cycleway opposite_share_busway way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a bus lane that cyclists are also permitted to use, and which go in the opposite direction to normal traffic flow (a "contraflow" bus lane). Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
2010-01-02 15.19.16.jpg
cycleway shared_lane way Cyclists share a lane with motor vehicles, but there are markings indicating that they should share the lane with motorists. In some places these markings are known as "sharrows" ('sharing arrows') and this is the tag to use for those.
Sharrows Toronto 2011.jpg
busway lane way Bus lane on both sides of the road.
2010-01-02 15.19.16.jpg


highway proposed way For planned roads, use with proposed=* and a value of the proposed highway value.
highway construction way For roads under construction. Use construction=* to hold the value for the completed road.
Highway construction 200805041655.png
different colours
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abutters commercial/ industrial/ mixed/ residential/ retail etc. way See Key:abutters for more details.
bicycle_road yes way A bicycle road is a road designated for bicycles. If residential streets get the status of bicycle roads, normally, by special signs, motor traffic is admitted with limited speed, often only for residents.
driving_side left/ right node relation Defines which side of the road vehicles must legally use. (must only be used on highways when they are an exception to the rule)
Drive on left in australia.jpg
embedded_rails * way A highway (on which non-railway traffic is also allowed] has railway tracks embedded in it, but the rails are mapped as separate ways.
Ruusulankatu tram rails (at lat 60.18206, lon 24.92450) heading NW.jpg
ford yes node way The road crosses through stream or river, vehicles must enter any water.
Map feature ford.jpg
ice_road yes way A highway is laid upon frozen water basin, definitely doesn't exist in summer.
Pechora crossing.jpg
incline Number %/° node way Incline steepness as percents ("5%") or degrees ("20°"). Positive/negative values indicate movement upward/downwards in the direction of the way.
junction roundabout way closed way This automatically implies oneway=yes, the oneway direction is defined by the sequential ordering of nodes within the Way. This applies on a way, tagged with highway=* already.
lanes number way The number of traffic lanes for general purpose traffic, also for buses and other specific classes of vehicle.
NLEx 6 Lanes.jpg
lit yes/no nodewayarea Street lighting
Berlin speer-leuchte.jpg
motorroad yes/no way node The motorroad tag is used to describe highways that have motorway-like access restrictions but that are not a motorway.
120px-Zeichen 331.svg.png
mountain_pass yes node The highest point of a mountain pass.
Mountain pass.jpg
mtb:scale 0-6 way Applies to highway=path and highway=track. A classification scheme for mtb trails (few inclination and downhill).
mtb:scale:uphill 0-5 way A classification scheme for mtb trails for going uphill if there is significant inclination.
mtb:scale:imba 0-4 way The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System shall be used for bikeparks. It is adapted to mtb trails with artificial obstacles.
mtb:description Text way Applies to highway=path and highway=track. A key to input variable infos related to mtbiking on a way with human words
overtaking yes/ no/ caution/ both/ forward/ backward way Specifying sections of roads where overtaking is legally forbidden. Use overtaking:forward=yes/no/caution and overtaking:backward=yes/no/caution when it depends on driving direction.
parking:condition free/ ticket/ disc/ residents/ customers/ private way Specifying the parking conditions (terms). See parking:condition=* for more details.
parking:lane parallel/ diagonal/ perpendicular/ marked/ no_parking/ no_stopping/ fire_lane. way Specifying the parking space. See parking:lane=* for more details.
passing_places yes way A way which has frequent passing places
sac_scale hiking / mountain_hiking / demanding_mountain_hiking / alpine_hiking / demanding_alpine_hiking / difficult_alpine_hiking way Applies to highway=path and highway=footway. A classification scheme for hiking trails.
Mountain hiking.jpg
service alley / driveway / parking_aisle etc. way See Key:service for more details.
Seattle - alley north from S Jackson between Western & 1st - A.jpg
surface paved / unpaved / asphalt / concrete / paving_stones / sett / cobblestone / metal / wood / compacted / fine_gravel / gravel / pebblestone / grass_paver / grass / dirt / earth / mud / sand / ground way See Key:surface for more details.
tactile_paving yes / no node way area A paving in the ground to be followed with a blindman's stick. Not to be rendered on standard maps.
Tactile paving.jpg
tracktype grade1/ grade2/ grade3/ grade4/ grade5 way To describe the quality of the surface. See Key:tracktype for more information.
Surface grade1.jpg
traffic_calming yes / bump / hump / cushion / table etc. node way See Key:traffic calming for more details.
trail_visibility excellent / good / intermediate / bad / horrible / no way Applies to highway=path, highway=footway, highway=cycleway and highway=bridleway. A classification for hiking trails visibility
winter_road yes way A highway functions during winter, probably can't be driven in summer.
Anuisk bilibino sever66.jpg

Other highway features

highway bus_stop node A small bus stop. Can be mapped more rigorously using public_transport=stop_position for the position where the vehicle stops and public_transport=platform for the place where passengers wait. See public_transport=* for more details.
Bus stop.12.svg
Bus prumyslova.jpg
highway crossing node A.k.a. crosswalk. Pedestrians can cross a street here; e.g., zebra crossing
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
highway elevator node way Elevator
240 Sparks Elevators.jpg
highway emergency_access_point node Sign number which can be used to define your current position in case of an emergency. Use with ref=NUMBER_ON_THE_SIGN
Anfahrpunkt HP 108.jpg
highway give_way node A "give way," or "Yield" sign
Give way.jpg
emergency phone node A calling device can be used to tell on your current position in case of an emergency. Use with ref=NUMBER_ON_THE_SIGN
Borne SOS.jpg
highway mini_roundabout node There are no mini roundabouts in Israel. Please use instead the following tag junction=roundabout
highway motorway_junction node Indicates a junction (UK) or exit (US). ref=* should be set to the exit number or junction identifier. (Some roads – e.g., the A14 – also carry junction numbers, so the tag may be encountered elsewhere despite its name)
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highway passing_place node The location of a passing space
highway rest_area node area Place where drivers can leave the road to rest, but not refuel.
Wentworth terrain.jpg
highway speed_camera node A fixed road-side or overhead speed camera.
Speed camera.jpg
highway street_lamp node A street light, lamppost, street lamp, light standard, or lamp standard is a raised source of light on the edge of a road, which is turned on or lit at a certain time every night
highway services node area A service station to get food and eat something, often found at motorways
Mapping Features Motorway service area.jpg
De lucht.jpg
highway stop node A stop sign
STOP sign.jpg
highway traffic_signals node Lights that control the traffic
Rendering-traffic singals.jpg
highway turning_circle node A turning circle is a rounded, widened area usually, but not necessarily, at the end of a road to facilitate easier turning of a vehicle. Also known as a cul de sac.
Turning circle.jpg
highway toll_gantry node A toll gantry is a gantry suspended over a way, usually a motorway, as part of a system of electronic toll collection. For a toll booth with any kind of barrier or booth see: barrier=toll_booth
ZA toll gantry.png
highway User Defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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These are used to describe barriers and obstacles that are usually involved by traveling. See the page Barriers for an introduction on its usage.

Linear barriers

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Access control on highways

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To describe infrastructure designed mainly for cyclists. See also: Cycle routes.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
cycleway lane way A lane is a route that lies within the roadway Cyclist mapCyclist map-Cycleway-lane.PNG Cycle trackinroad.jpg
lane way A cycle lane only on one side of the road. Left or right depend on the direction in which the way is drawn in OpenStreetMap. Cyclist mapCyclist map-lane-right.png
cycleway opposite way Used on ways with oneway=yes where it is permitted to cycle in both directions.

Note - such streets are common in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, for example, but are rare in the UK (although they do exist): often, instead, actually the street is two-way as normal for its whole length except for the very short section past the no-entry sign at the end, where cycles are excepted from the no-entry by means of a short lane separated by an island. This is called a "cycle plug". In some places this has been represented as very short oneway Way at the end with an adjacent cycleway, forming a little triangle with the road they join to, or sometimes with a short oneway Way with cycleway=opposite_lane or opposite_track.

Cyclist mapCyclist map-Cycleway-opposite.PNG Sul bxl 01.JPG
cycleway opposite_lane way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a cycling lane going the opposite direction of normal traffic flow (a "contraflow" lane) Cyclist mapCyclist map-Cycleway-opposite.PNG Opposite cycle lane.jpg
cycleway track way A track is a route that is separate from the road.+oneway=yes if needed. Cyclist mapCyclist map-Cycleway-track.PNG Cycle nexttoroad.jpg
track way A track only on one side of the road. You can drive in both directions. Left and right depend on the direction in which the way is drawn in OpenStreetMap. Cyclist mapCyclist map-Cycleway-right.PNG
cycleway opposite_track way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a cycling track going the opposite direction of normal traffic flow Cyclist mapCyclist map-Cycleway-opposite.PNG 549c Spitzenkiel140923.jpg
cycleway shared way Cyclists share space with other traffic on this highway.
cycleway share_busway way There is a bus lane that cyclists are permitted to use. Busandbike.jpg
cycleway shared_lane way Cyclists share a lane with motor vehicles, but there are markings indicating that they should share the lane with motorists. The road markings are usually there to highlight a cycle route or to remind drivers that you can cycle there. Also used for the on-road shared-lane marking called a "sharrow"[1]. Sharrows Toronto 2011.jpg
cycleway user defined way All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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Used to describe the surface quality of the track, path or road.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
tracktype grade1 way Solid.
Usually a paved or sealed surface. See Sealed road.
Cesta od Leštiny do Lipnice nad Sázavou (2).jpg
tracktype grade2 way Solid.
Usually an unpaved track with surface of gravel. See Gravel road.
Surface grade2.jpg
tracktype grade3 way Mostly solid.
Even mixture of hard and soft materials.
Almost always an unpaved track.
Surface grade3.jpg
tracktype grade4 way Mostly soft.
Almost always an unpaved track prominently with soil/sand/grass, but with some hard or compacted materials mixed in.
Surface grade4.jpg
tracktype grade5 way Soft.
Almost always an unimproved track lacking hard materials, same as surrounding soil.
Surface grade5.jpg
tracktype <no value> way If no tracktype tag is present, the track is rendered with a dot-dash line style (as shown right).
Photo not applicable

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This is used to described different types of waterways. When mapping the way of a river, stream, drain, canal, etc. these need to be aligned in the direction of the water flow. See the page titled Waterways for an introduction on its usage.

Natural watercourses

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Barriers on waterways

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Other features on waterways

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This tag includes all kinds of railways ranging from heavily used mainline railways to an abandoned rail line. See the page titled Railways for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo


railway abandoned way The course of a former railway which has been abandoned and the track and infrastucture removed. The course may be still recognized through embankments, cuttings, bridges, tunnel and rolling or straight ways. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Abbey Barn Lane Bridge, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.jpg
railway construction way Railway under construction. Rendering-railway disused.png
Verlegen FF Rheda.jpg
railway disused way A section of railway which is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remains in place. See disused:railway=* for alternative tagging.
Rendering-railway disused.png
Disused railtrack 101 5351.jpg
railway funicular way Cable driven inclined railways. They often serve tourists, offering spectacular mountain views. However, they are also found in urban areas as a practical way to transport people up and down very steep hills (e.g. Angel's Flight in Los Angeles, Budavári Sikló in Budapest).
Rendering funicular.jpg
Vilnius funicular.jpg
railway light_rail way A higher-standard tram system, normally in its own right-of-way. Often it connects towns and thus reaches a considerable length (tens of kilometers).
Pittsburgh LRT 4305 47L Gateway to Library April 2008.jpg
railway miniature way Miniature railways are narrower than narrow gauge and carry passengers. They can often be found in parks.
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railway monorail way A railway with only a single rail. A monorail can run above the rail like in Las Vegas and Disneyland or can suspend below the rail like the Wuppertal Schwebebahn (Germany).
Monorail in Kuala Lumpur
railway narrow_gauge way Narrow-gauge passenger or freight trains. Narrow gauge railways can have mainline railway service like the Rhaetian Railway in Switzerland or can be a small light industrial railway. Use gauge=* to specify the actual width of rails in mm.
Rendering narrow gauge.jpg
Narrow gauge.jpg
railway preserved way A railway running historic trains, usually a tourist attraction (changed to preserved from preserved_rail as "rail" is redundant). Using railway:preserved=yes is an alternate method to mark railway as preserved.
Railway preserved rendered.PNG
Railway preserved.jpg
railway rail way Full sized passenger or freight trains in the standard gauge for the country or state.
LGV Est PK217.jpg
railway subway way A city passenger rail service running mostly grade separated (see Wikipedia:rapid transit). Often a significant portion of the line or its system/network is underground.
800px-Madrid - Estación Marqués de Vadillo - 20060910.jpg
railway tram way One or two carriage rail vehicles, usually sharing motor road (Other languages).
Praha, Hloubětín, Lehovec, tram KT8D5.JPG

Additional features

bridge yes way If the railway goes over a street, waterway or other railway.
Railway bridge mapnick render.jpg
Railway bridge.jpg
cutting yes way A section where the railway is significantly lower than ground level.
Railways cutting.jpg
electrified contact_line
way contact_line: a power line over the train head
rail: a third rail near the track supplying the train with power
yes: electrified track, but no details available
no: track with no power supply.
Overhead power lines.jpg
embankment yes way A section where the railway is raised significantly higher than ground level.
Railway embankment.jpg
frequency number [Hz] way The frequency with which a line is electrified. Use 0 for DC. Also see the voltage tag.
railway:track_ref number way Track number
service crossover way Relatively short lengths of track which switch traffic from one parallel line to another
service siding way Relatively short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route
service spur way Relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to a main or branch line.
service yard way Tracks within railway company operated marshaling or maintenance yards.
tracks number way Number of parallel tracks in close proximity when mapped as one single way representing all tracks. If not given means unknown and defaults to 1. In many parts of the world the tracks are being drawn out separately so that there is more detail, in which case this tag isn't used.
tunnel yes way If the railway goes below ground. Most of subways have this tag.
Haywards Heath tunnel.jpg
usage main
way main line: heavy traffic
branch line: connecting places with a mainline
freight: freight service only
industrial: servicing large plants (iron, chemical etc.), surface mining, …
military: servicing military area
tourism: most mountain rails (rack-rails, funicular) and preserved railways.
voltage number way The voltage with which a line is electrified. Also see the frequency tag.

Stations and Stops

railway halt node A small station without switches
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Railway halt.jpg
public_transport stop_position node The position on the railway track where the train (its center) stops at a platform. This is useful for routing on long platforms where also short trains stop and on long platforms where multiple trains stop behind each other. See also public_transport=stop_area.
public_transport platform node way area This is parallel to the rail line for showing where the actual platforms are. It is also to know where you can change platform and enter the station, so use footpaths to connect them. This is really useful for routing too. Use only if the platform is served by public transport.
Relax ... take it easy (7757527444).jpg
railway platform way area This is parallel to the rail line for showing where the actual platforms are. It is also to know where you can change platform and enter the station, so use footpaths to connect them. This is really useful for routing too. Use in addition to public_transport=platform.
Relax ... take it easy (7757527444).jpg
public_transport station node area Railway passenger only station.
Paddington Station.jpg
railway station node area Railway passenger and/or cargo station. Use in addition to public_transport=station.
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Paddington Station.jpg
railway subway_entrance node The entrance to a subway station, usually going from surface to underground.
railway tram_stop node A tram stop is a place where a passenger can embark / disembark a tram.
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png

Other railways

railway buffer_stop node stops the train at the end of a track. see Buffer_stop. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Stootblok (staal).jpg
railway derail node a device used to prevent fouling of a rail track by unauthorized movements of trains or unattended rolling stock. See Derail_(railroad). currently not rendered by osm-carto
US derail detail.JPG
railway crossing node A point where pedestrians may cross.
Level crossing2.svg
railway level_crossing node A point where rails and roads cross.
Level crossing2.svg
Level crossing - Chertsey - England - 270404.jpg
landuse railway area Ground used around railways and railway-stations. Rendering-area-landuse-industrial.png same rendering as landuse=industrial, but without border (see above)
Illustration of Rail.jpg
railway signal node Any kind of railway signal. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Zwischensignal FFM-Hoechst Schnee.jpg
railway switch node Full Connections between railways (aka 'points'). currently not rendered by osm-carto
Railway switch.JPG
railway railway_crossing node Crossing rails with no interconnection. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Railroad crossing at grade also known as a diamond.jpg
railway turntable node area These are used for changing the direction that part of a train is pointing in. node: currently not rendered by osm-carto

area: Rendering-area-railway turntable-mapnik.png

Turntable of Railroad 001.jpg
railway roundhouse area A semicircular building with many stalls for servicing engines. Without building=*: currently not rendered by osm-carto

With building=*: same as building=*

5843873292 81e16dea1f z d.jpg
railway traverser node area These are used for changing trains between railways. Also known as transfer table. node: currently not rendered by osm-carto

area: currently not rendered by osm-carto

Schiebebuehne 01.jpg
railway wash node area A Railroad car wash currently not rendered by osm-carto
AKN Waschanlage - panoramio.jpg
railway user defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo – – – – – –

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These are mainly related to aerodromes, airfields other ground facilities that support the operation of airplanes and helicopters. See the page Aeroways for an introduction on mapping these features.

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This is used to tag different forms of transportation for people or goods by using aerial wires. For example these may include cable-cars, chair-lifts and drag-lifts. See the page Aerialway for more information on the usage of these tags.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
Types of aerialway
aerialway cable_car way [W] Cablecar or Tramway. Just one or two large cars. The traction cable forms a loop, but the cars do not loop around, they just move up and down on their own side, rolling along static cables over which they are suspended.
Aerialway gondola render.png
CH Furtschellas aerial tram.jpg
aerialway gondola way [W] Gondola lift. Many cars on a looped cable.
Aerialway gondola render.png
Linbana kolmården cable car.jpg
aerialway chair_lift way [W] Chairlift. Looped cable with a series of single chairs (typically seating two or four people, but can be more). Exposed to the open air (can have a bubble).
This implies oneway=yes (drawn upward). Any two-way chairlifts should be tagged oneway=no.
Chair lift rendering.png
Silver Queen Chair, CBMR.jpg
aerialway mixed_lift way [W] Mixed lift Also known as a hybrid lift is a new type of ski lift that combines the elements of a chairlift and a gondola lift.
Cgd panoramabahn.jpg
aerialway drag_lift way [W] Drag lift or Surface lift is an overhead tow-line for skiers and riders. A T-bar lift, button lift, or more simple looped rope drag lifts, or loops of wire with handles to grab. See also aerialway=t-bar, aerialway=j-bar, aerialway=platter and aerialway=rope_tow.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn upward).
Chair lift rendering.png
T-bar lift.JPG
aerialway t-bar way [W] T-bar lift. A type of aerialway=drag_lift.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn upward).
Chair lift rendering.png
aerialway j-bar way [W] J-bar lift. A type of aerialway=drag_lift. Like t-bar but just on one side.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn upward).
Chair lift rendering.png
Coldspgs j bar lift.jpg
aerialway platter way [W] Platter lift. A type of aerialway=drag_lift. Similar to a t-bar, but with a disc instead of a bar. Single-person only.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn upward).
Chair lift rendering.png
aerialway rope_tow way [W] Rope tow. A type of aerialway=drag_lift.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn upward).
Chair lift rendering.png
Rope tow overview.jpeg
aerialway magic_carpet way [W] Magic carpet. A type of ski lift.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn upward).
Magic carpet uphill loaded P1437.jpeg
aerialway zip_line way [W] Zip line. Simple aerial rope slides.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn downward).
Zip line arival SuperFly Whistler, BC, Canada.JPG
aerialway pylon node [W] Aerial lift pylon is a pylon supporting the aerialway cable.
09 Sommet TS.JPG
aerialway station nodearea A station, where passengers can enter and/or leave the aerialway.
aerialway canopy way Obsolete, please use aerialway=zip_line instead.
This automatically implies oneway=yes (drawn downward).
aerialway goods way Controversial, consider other aerialway=* values in combination with foot=no and/or a usage=* key instead of this.
Aerialway goods.png
aerialway user defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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These are used to map electrical power generation and distributions systems. See the page titled Power for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
power plant area relation A place/industrial facility where power is generated (electricity, heat, cold water, biogas...). Individual generating units within the facility should be tagged as power=generator.
Huntly Power Station.JPG
power cable way A way following the path of underground cables, such as the local 0.4 kV network between transformer stations, distribution boxes and cable connection points, or sea cables. Not to be confused with non-power supply cables such as cables for telecommunication. May be combined with voltage=*, circuits=* and location=*.
Power to the People - geograph.org.uk - 560240.jpg
power catenary_mast node A catenary mast supports system of overhead wires used to supply electricity to electricaly powered vehicle equipped with a pantograph.
Stahl-Oberleitungsmast Deutsche Bahn.jpg
power compensator node area Several kind of power devices used to insure of power quality and network resilience.
Static VAR Compensator 2a.png
power connection node A freestanding electrical connection between two or more overhead wires
Dülmen, Umspannstation -- 2014 -- 0005.jpg
power converter node area An HVDC converter converts electric power from high voltage alternating current (AC) to high-voltage direct current (HVDC), or vice-versa.
Pole 2 Thyristor Valve.jpg
power generator node area A device used to convert power from one form to another. Use in combination with generator:source=*, generator:method=* and generator:output=*. Depends on generator type
Eoliennes Gaspesie.jpg
power heliostat node A mirror of a heliostat device.
power insulator node way A device to protect a power line from grounding on supports
Power insulator.png
power line way A way following the path of (overground) power cables. For minor power lines with poles and not towers, you may want to use power=minor_line. Useful combinations: voltage=*, cables=* and wires=*. Please see the respective feature pages for details.
Power line.png
Electric transmission lines.jpg
line busbar way Determines a power=line to a busbar.
line bay way A bay connects an incoming circuit to a busbar assembly.
power marker node A separate pole or pedestal sticking out of the ground, or a wall marker describing the distance to a cable or other feature.
power minor_line way A way following the path of (overground) minor power cables, supported by poles and not towers/pylons. (This isn't quite so simple, as sometimes larger towers are replaced by smaller poles made with a stronger material; a better distinction might be based on voltage).
Power minor line.png
power pole node Poles supporting low to medium voltage lines (power=minor_line) and high voltage lines (power=line) up to 161,000 volts (161 kV).
Power pole.svg
power portal nodeway Power supporting structure composed of vertical legs with cables between them attached to a horizontal crossarm
Power substation portal.jpg
power substation node area A tag for electricity substations. These provide voltage step-up/step-down, switching, conditioning, etc. Substations may be large facilities (up to several acres) for very high voltage transmission lines or just small buildings or kiosks near the street for low voltage distribution lines. Useful combinations: voltage=*, substation=* and location=*, see the feature page for details.
power switch node A tag for electricity switches which are devices which allow operators to power up & down lines and transformer in substations or outside.
French overhead power switch pole.jpg
power switchgear area The switchgear comprises one or more busbar assemblies and a number of bays each connecting a circuit to the busbar assembly.
Kernkraftwerk Grafenrheinfeld 14.jpg
power terminal node Point of connection between overhead power lines to buildings or walls
power tower node For towers or pylons carrying high voltage electricity cables. Normally constructed from steel latticework but tubular or solid pylons are also commonly used. Should not be used for medium or low voltage electricity conductors carried on single wooden poles which might be tagged power=pole. See power=tower for detailed tagging of tower types.
Power-tower mapnik.png
Benkid77 Puddington-Shotwick footpath 24 110809.JPG
power transformer node A static device for transferring electric energy by inductive coupling between its windings. Large power transformers are typically located inside substations.
Trafostation Alter Hellweg IMGP4722.jpg
power User Defined node way area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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A tag for identifying man made (artificial) structures that are added to the landscape. See man made=* for an introduction on its usage.

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This is used to tag leisure and sports facilities. See the page titled Leisure for an introduction on its usage.

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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
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
amenity library node area A public library (municipal, university, …) to borrow books from.
Guantanamo captives' library a.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 Alat umum untuk perbaikan sepeda swalayan, bisanya di pinggir jalan; tidak ada pelayana
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.
Parking entrance-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 an ATM or cash point
ATM 750x1300.jpg
amenity bank node area a bank (for a bank that also has an ATM, it is preferred that a separate node for each ATM is added)
amenity bureau_de_change node Bureau de change, 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 - geograph.org.uk - 1360619.jpg
amenity dentist node area A dentist practice / surgery.
Military dentists in Guatemala.jpg
amenity doctors node area A doctor's practice / surgery.
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 - geograph.org.uk - 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. 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 - geograph.org.uk - 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 clock node A public visible clock
Houses Of Parliament Clock Tower (Big Ben).jpg
amenity courthouse node area A place where justice is dispensed
amenity crematorium node area A place where dead human bodies are burnt
Bushbury Crematorium - geograph.org.uk - 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 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 is preferred! A place which houses exercise equipment for the purpose of physical exercise.
amenity hunting_stand node area A hunting stand
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 place where trade is regulated, e.g. a square.
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
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 - geograph.org.uk - 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
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
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 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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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 - geograph.org.uk - 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 focused on selling ice cream to take home. See also amenity=ice_cream.
Shop ice cream-16.svg
Ice Cream Parlour - geograph.org.uk - 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 street_vendor node area Shop without own building. Undesirable tagging as it conflicts with specifying shop type. Consider using street_vendor=yes for that as proposed
Street vendor market.jpg
shop tea node area Shop focused on selling tea.
Tea shop by matsuyuki in Nishiki Ichiba, Kyoto.jpg
shop wine node area 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.
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

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 - geograph.org.uk - 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 - geograph.org.uk - 649798.jpg
shop electrical node area Shop focused on selling electrical supplies and devices
shop energy node area Shop focused on selling energy
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 - geograph.org.uk - 1025761.jpg

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 - geograph.org.uk - 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 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" - geograph.org.uk - 1368775.jpg
shop lamps node area Shop focused on selling lamps (see also shop=lighting).
Lamps shop at Djeema el Fnaa Square.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.
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 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
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 user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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This is used to map places and things of specific interest to tourists. For example these may be places to see, places to stay and things and places providing support. See the page titled Tourism for an introduction on its usage.

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This is used to describe various historic places. For example: archeological sites, wrecks, ruins, castles and ancient buildings. See the page titled Historic for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
historic aircraft node area A decommissioned aircraft which generally remains in one place
Historic aircraft monki.JPG
historic aqueduct way area A historic structure to convey water
Pont Du Gard.JPG
historic archaeological_site node area A place in which evidence of past activity is preserved
Dscf0105 600.jpg
historic battlefield node area The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past. This could be on land or at sea.
Fort Donelson river battery (1).jpg
historic boundary_stone node A historic boundary stone usually found along the way.
Boundary stone St Brelade and St Peter, Jersey.jpg
historic building node area If it's not clear what type a historic building has, it can be tagged as a generic building.
historic cannon node A historic/retired cannon. Usually found at on forts or battlefields.
Muzzle loading cannons at the Swedish Naval Museum (6648150909).jpg
historic castle node area Castles are (often fortified) buildings from medieval and modern times. Other languages
Dscf0226 600.jpg
historic castle_wall way area A defensive wall (fortification) surrounding the bailey of a castle.
City wall render eg1.png
Delitzsch Stadtmauer.jpg
historic church node A building with historical value for Christian religious activities, particularly for worship services.
Sant Vasily cathedral in Moscow.JPG
historic city_gate node area A city gate (or town gate) is a gate within a city wall.
City gate-14.svg
Spaarnwouder- of Amsterdamse poort.jpg
historic citywalls way area A defensive wall is a fortification used to protect a city or settlement from potential aggressors.
City wall render eg1.png
Delitzsch Stadtmauer.jpg
historic farm node area A historical farm, kept in it's original state.
historic fort node area A military fort – distinct from a castle as it is generally more modern
Historic fort.svg
Komárom Fortress 03.jpg
historic gallows node relation A structure designed for capital punishment by hanging.
historic highwater_mark node A marker for indicating past flood.
Hochwassermarke Schwaebisch Gmuend 1912.jpg
historic locomotive node area A decommissioned locomotive which generally remains in one place.
Ambarawa locomotief.jpg
historic manor node area Historic manors / mansions
Gut Panker Herrenhaus.jpg
historic memorial node area Much like a monument, but smaller. Might range from a WWII memorial to a simple plate on a wall.
historic mine node area Abandoned underground mine workings for minerals such as coal or lead.
historic mine_shaft node area Vertical shafts of a historic mine
historic milestone node A historic marker that shows the distance to important destinations.
Jt meilenstein.jpg
historic monastery node area An historic monastery. See Also amenity=monastery.
Malbork Zamek Wysoki kruzganek.jpg
historic monument node area A memorial object, wich is especially large (one can go inside, walk on or through it) or high enough (see the examples), built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or to commemorate an event. Other languages
historic optical_telegraph node area Historic optical telegraph
historic pillory node A construction designed to immobilitate and humiliate a person who was convicted in lower courts.
Kirchberg pranger.jpg
historic railway_car node area A decommissioned railway car which generally remains in one place.
historic ruins node area Remains of structures that were once complete, but have fallen into partial or complete disrepair. If the type of original structure is known or apparent it can be described using ruins=*, e.g. ruins=castle.

Alternative tagging is historic=castle, ruins=yes.
See the proposal and discussion at Proposed features/ruins for ruins of historic buildings.

historic rune_stone node A runestone is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription.
U 240, Lingsberg.JPG
historic ship node area A decommissioned ship or submarine
Aurora Cruiser Museum StPetersburg.JPG
historic tomb node area Historic tomb
historic tower node area Historic tower
historic tree_shrine node A single tree of a religious figure mounted onto a tree. Use natural=tree + historic=wayside_shrine instead.
Tree Shrine - Giritzer, Mautern an der Donau, Österreich - 02.JPG
historic wayside_cross node area A historical (usually christian) cross. Frequently found along the way in Southern Germany, Austria and probably elsewhere.
historic wayside_shrine node area A historical shrine often showing a religious depiction. Frequently found along the way in Southern Germany, Austria and probably elsewhere.
Wayside shrine.svg
2003-10-11 tanner moor 36.JPG
historic wreck node area Nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed.
historic yes node area Used to add the historic significance of the objects described by other tags.
historic user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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This is used to describe the purpose for which an area of land is being used. This template is use on the page Landuse. See this page for an introduction on its usage.

Common Landuse Key Values

Key Value Element Description Rendering Photo
landuse commercial node area Predominantly commerical businesses and their offices. Commercial businesses which sell goods should be catergorised as landuse=retail. Commerical businesses can sell services on site and may include private Doctor's Surgeries, and those non-government services for mental and physical health, such as a Counsellor's or Physiotherapist's practice or Veterinary. Government services and businesses should not use this tag. Commercial businesses can also include office buildings and business parks which have limited interface with the public and sell their services either on site, or externally. Commercial businesses have low amounts of public foot traffic.
Cambourne Business Park - geograph.org.uk - 15908.jpg
landuse construction node area A site which is under active development and construction of either a building, strucutre, including any purposeful alteration to the land or vegetation upon it. Abandoned construction projects and sites should not use this tag.
Landuse construction.jpg
landuse industrial node area Predominantly industrial landuses such as workshops, factories, or warehouses.
Rehuraisio feed plant in Oulu 2008 001.jpg
landuse residential node area Land where people reside; predominantly residential detached (single houses, grouped dwellings), or attached (apartments, flats, units) dwellings. For "Mixed-Use" areas where more than half of the land is residential, tag as residential.
See also: Land use and areas of natural land § Open questions
landuse retail node area Predominantly retail businesses such as shops. Retail businesses sell physical goods such as food (prepared or grocery), clothing, medicine, stationary, appliances, tools, or other similar physical items. Retail businesses have high amounts of public foot traffic. Retail businesses do not exclusively provide or sell their services. For businesses which sell services see landuse=commercial.

Generally a member of the public could freely walk into and access a retail business. Retail is a subset of commerical, but should be used and treated as mutually exclusive in OpenStreetMap.

Trocadero - London 1.jpg

Other Landuse Key Values

Key Value Element Description Rendering Photo
landuse allotments node area A piece of land given over to local residents for growing vegetables and flowers.
landuse basin node area An area artificially graded to hold water.
Together with basin=* for stormwater/rainwater infiltration/detention/retention basins.
Other languages.
Base layer water.png
Boneyard Detention Basin 2006.jpg
landuse brownfield node area Describes land scheduled for new development where old buildings have been demolished and cleared
Former Brickworks ... - geograph.org.uk - 56268.jpg
landuse cemetery area Place for burials. You can add religion=* (values listed in the place of worship page). Smaller places (e.g. with a church nearby) may use amenity=grave_yard instead.
landuse conservation area Protected areas (Not approved) Alternate tagging of same thing: boundary=protected_area, protected_area=*
Landuse conservation.png
landuse depot area An area used as a depot for e.g. vehicles (trains, buses or trams). Consider using rather standard landuse tags like landuse=railway, landuse=commercial, landuse=industrial, with subtag like industrial=depot. currently not rendered by osm-carto
RET remise Beverwaard (2).JPG
landuse farmland area An area of farmland used for tillage (cereals, vegetables, oil plants, flowers).
Rye field.jpg
landuse farmyard area An area of land with farm buildings like farmhouse, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.
Rendering-area-landuse farmyard-mapnik.png
landuse forest node area Managed forest or woodland plantation (Other languages). Some use this to map an area of trees rather than the use of the land. See Forest.
Fort Nelson Forestry.JPG
landuse garages area One level buildings with boxes commonly for cars, usually made of brick and metal. Usually this area belong to garage cooperative with own name, chairman, budget, rules, security, etc.
Rendering-area-landuse garages-mapnik.png
landuse grass node area An area of mown and managed grass. Some view this as not a landuse, see the main page landuse=grass for information.
Mapnik landuse grass .png
landuse greenfield node area Describes land scheduled for new development where there have been no buildings before. A greenfield is scheduled to turn into a construction site
Rendering-area-landuse greenfield-mapnik.png
Greenfields - geograph.org.uk - 1202824.jpg
landuse greenhouse_horticulture area Area used for growing plants in greenhouses
Greenhouses westland.jpg

landuse landfill node area Place where waste is dumped.
landuse meadow node area A meadow or pasture.
Landuse Meadow.png
landuse military node area For land areas owned/used by the military for whatever purpose
REUNION 2007 04.jpg
landuse orchard node area intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production
landuse pasture node area (Proposed in Proposed features/pasture:) An area of land primarily vegetated by grass, used for grazing.
Landuse Meadow.png
Pasture with shelter.jpg
landuse peat_cutting area An excavation created by the removal of peat.
Use landuse=quarry + resource=peat instead
currently not rendered by osm-carto
Peat cutting - geograph.org.uk - 1385530.jpg
landuse plant_nursery area intentional planting of plants maintaining for the production of new plants
Landuse plant nursery.png
Cutchogue - Oregon Road - Plant Nursery.jpg
landuse port area coastal industrial area where commercial traffic is handled. Consider using landuse=industrial + industrial=port for this type of industrial area. currently not rendered by osm-carto
landuse quarry node area Surface mineral extraction
landuse railway area Area for railway use, generally off-limits to the general public
landuse recreation_ground node area An open green space for general recreation, which may include pitches, nets and so on, usually municipal but possibly also private to colleges or companies
Landuse-recreation ground.png
landuse religious node area Religious territory
Landuse-religious ground.png
Cerkiew w Komańczy by Verid1st 09.JPG
landuse reservoir node area There was considerable confusion whether landuse=reservoir is deprecated, but it turned out to be not deprecated and landuse=reservoir is used much wider than "new" way natural=water + water=reservoir. It may be a good idea to tag the actual water body with natural=water + water=reservoir in addition or instead of landuse=reservoir. See also the approved water details proposal and pointers to discussion on talk page.
Amagase Dam.jpg
landuse salt_pond area A place where sea water is evaporated to extract its salt currently not rendered by osm-carto
Salt ponds SF Bay (dro!d).jpg
landuse village_green node area An area of common land, usually grass, in the centre of a village (quintessentially English – defined separately from 'common land' under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and the Commons Act 2006).
This tag is more used to tag all sorts of mixed vegetation, mostly in urban areas. Hence the above definition probably needs to be adjusted to fit the real use of it.
Landuse-village green.png
landuse vineyard node area A piece of land where grapes are grown.
739px-Grape vines.jpg
landuse user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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This is used to describe natural and physical land features. These also include features that have been modified by humans.

Vegetation or surface related

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Non Physical


מאמר ראשי: relation:route

This is used to describe routes of all different kinds.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
route bicycle relation Cycle routes explains how to tag cycle routes.
route bus relation The route a public bus service takes. See Buses.
route canoe relation Route for canoeing through a waterway.
Canoe route lkn.png
route evacuation relation Emergency evacuation routes, with direction, for various types of emergencies.
Hurricane Route sign Tulane Avenue floodlines.jpg
route detour relation Route for fixed detour routes. Examples are Bedarfsumleitung in Germany and uitwijkroute in the Netherlands Zeichen 463 - Bedarfsumleitung (rechts), StVO 1970.svg
route ferry way relation The route a ferry takes from terminal to terminal Please make sure to add at least one node per tile (zoom level 12), better at least one every few km, so offline editors catch it with bbox requests.
Ferry route mapnik.png
route fitness_trail relation Fitness trails consist of a path or course equipped with obstacles or stations distributed along its length for exercising the human body.
Exercise post.jpg
route hiking relation Hiking explains how to tag hiking routes.
Hærvejen vandretureskilt.jpg
route horse relation Riding routes
Hawick Circular Riding Route - geograph.org.uk - 592357.jpg
route inline_skates relation Inline has more information on the subject.
Signalisation Skatingroute.svg
route light_rail relation Route of a light rail line.
S-Bahn Berlin Baureihe 481.jpg
route motorboat relation Signed motorboat routes.
route mtb way relation Mountain biking explains how to tag mtb routes.
Mountain bikers this way^ - geograph.org.uk - 744534.jpg
route nordic_walking way relation For nordic walking routes.
route pipeline relation For pipelines, pipeline markers, and pipeline stations.
route piste relation Route of a piste (e.g., snowshoe or XC-Ski trails) in a winter sport area.
Snowshoe trail.jpg
route power relation Where power lines use the same towers (the same way).
Stromleitung Reicheneck, Rommelsbach, Sondelfingen - West - 20090909-03.jpeg
route railway relation A sequence of railway ways, often named (e.g., Channel Tunnel). See Railways.
Railway tracks.jpg
route road relation Can be used to map various road routes/long roads.
2014-05-16 15 58 16 Sign for Interstate 95 northbound on Interstate 95 in Ewing, New Jersey.JPG
route running relation For running (jogging) routes.
route ski relation For ski tracks (e.g., XC-Ski Trails User:Langläufer/Loipemap).
Langlauf Loipe.jpg
route train relation Train services (e.g., London-Paris Eurostar) See Railways.
Transports Publics du Chablais - Zuglaufschild - 01.jpg
route tram relation See Trams for more information on tagging tram services.
route User defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo.

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These are used to describe administrative and other boundaries. See the page Boundaries for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering example Photo
boundary aboriginal_lands area A boundary representing official reservation boundaries of recognized aboriginal / indigenous / native peoples.
Entering Hualapai Indian Reservation.jpg
boundary administrative area An administrative boundary. Subdivisions of areas/territories/jurisdictions recognised by governments or other organisations for administrative purposes. These range from large groups of nation states right down to small administrative districts and suburbs, as indicated by the 'admin_level=*' combo tag.
Rendering-adminlevel 2-mapnik.png
Lake city sign.jpg
boundary historic way area Historic administrative boundaries, temporarily kept in OSM, along with start_date=* and end_date=* to specify dates of effect. Requires an additional admin_level=*.
boundary maritime area Maritime boundaries
boundary marker node A boundary marker, border marker, boundary stone, or border stone is a robust physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or the change in a boundary, especially a change in direction of a boundary. See also historic=boundary_stone
Boundary marker - Jeseniky, Czech Republic 12.jpg
boundary national_park area Area of outstanding natural beauty, set aside for conservation and for recreation (Other languages).
Natianal park.png
Kings Canyon NP Sign.JPG
boundary political area Electoral boundaries
boundary postal_code area Postal code boundaries
boundary protected_area area Protected areas, such as for national parks, marine protection areas, heritage sites, wilderness, cultural assets and similar.
boundary user defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo


admin_level (number) area Applies to boundary=administrative and is usually in the range 1 to 10, except for several countries (Bolivia, Germany, Mozambique, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Turkmenistan, Venezuela) where it is in the range 1 to 11 – see boundary.
border_type * way area To distinguish between types of boundary where admin_level isn't enough. Used in several different ways e.g in maritime contexts.
start_date (date) area Useful if there are competing historic boundaries or the boundary is very recent (or if it will become effective in a near future) and if keeping previous boundaries are still needed separately (including for statistical maps that are based on older boundaries).
end_date (date) area Should be specified for all historic boundaries, or boundaries that will soon become ineffective (and possibly replaced by others) e.g. for administrative territorial subdivision reforms.
fire_boundary yes way Tag fire_boundary used to mark the boundaries of the areas of fire brigades out within the project Karta01.

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This is used to provide information about which sports are placed on a facility such as a pitch or stadium. It is intended to be used in conjunction with tags landuse=* or leisure=*. See the page titled Sport for an introduction on its usage.

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This key applies to ways only when, for instance, aerial views are not available. See landuse=* for areas.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
abutters commercial way predominantly office buildings, business parks, etc. Dscf1376-600.jpg
abutters industrial way predominantly workshops, factories, warehouses Abutters-industrial.jpg
abutters mixed way where there is no clear predominance, for example mixed shops and residences in an inner city ring
abutters residential way predominantly houses and apartments Dscf1385-600.jpg
abutters retail way predominantly shops
abutters user defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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This is used to give additional information of a general nature about another element.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
area yes area Means a feature that is normally linear is an area. You should not add this to features that are already defined as an area type.
Mapnik area pedestrian.png
bridge yes / aqueduct / viaduct / cantilever / movable / covered / … way A bridge, use together with the tag layer=*. Value yes is generic, or you can specialize.
charge amount node way area Used for specifying how much is charged for use/access to a facility. See toll=* or fee=*.
covered yes node way area Used to denote that a node, way or area is covered by another entity (or in some cases the ground), when the use of layers is inappropriate, or additional clarification is needed. Various, depending on the covered entity
crossing no / traffic_signals / uncontrolled / island / unmarked / unknown node Further refinement for nodes already tagged with highway=crossing or railway=crossing
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
crossing:island yes / no node way Specifies whether a pedestrian crossing has a refuge island
Praha 10 ulice Ruska 10 prechod s ostruvkem.JPG
cutting yes / left / right way A cut in the land to carry a road or tram. Mostly in hilly landscape. See Cutting בוויקיפדיה
Road cut.jpg
disused yes node way area For features that are useful for navigation, yet are unused. See abandoned=* if infrastructure is removed.
Closed down shop.jpg
drive_through yes / no node area Used to indicate if a pharmacy, bank, atm, or fast_food, or post_box offers drive_thru service. drive_through=* is different than drive_in=*}
Drive-through ATM.jpg
drive_in yes / no node area<