|For physical infrastructure used to support aircraft, air travel, spacecraft and space flight|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 23|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
This page contains details on the aeroway key and related tags. For an overview of airports and aviation in OSM see Aeroways.
- See also: Aeroways
The aeroway key is used to tag physical infrastructure used to support aircraft, air travel, spacecraft and space flight, in particular the elements associated with airports, spaceports and heliports etc. For further details on how to create aeroway features and how they are presented, see Aeroways.
|aeroway||aerodrome||Aerodrome in the United Kingdom or Airport in North America is used to map the main area details (other than helicopters only).|
|aeroway||apron||Airport apron is an area where planes are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded.|
|aeroway||control_tower|| Control tower is a tall, windowed structure located on the airport grounds.
Use man_made=tower + service=aircraft_control instead.
|aeroway||control_center||Control center (in the US referred to as air route traffic control center (ARTCC)) is a facility responsible for controlling aircraft en route in a particular volume of airspace (a Flight Information Region) at high altitudes between airport approaches and departures.|
|aeroway||gate||Airport gate is used to mark the gate numbers at the airports where passengers wait before boarding their flight.|
|aeroway||hangar||Hangar is a structure to hold aircraft or spacecraft.|
|aeroway||helipad||Helipad is used to mark the landing area or platform for Helicopters|
|aeroway||heliport||Heliport is used to map the main area details for helicopters.|
|aeroway||navigationaid||A facility that supports visual navigation for aircraft|
|airmark||beacon||Radio navigation aid is used to mark systems that determine a position on the Earth which helps pilots guide their aircraft during flight.|
|aeroway||runway||Runway is a rectangular area in which aerodrome are prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.|
|aeroway||taxilane||Taxilane is a path in an airport that is part of the aircraft parking area or apron (proposed feature with low usage as of 2015-10, use with caution).|
|aeroway||taxiway||Taxiway is a path on an airport connecting runways with ramps, hangars, terminals and other facilities.|
|aeroway||terminal||Airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer between ground transportation and the facilities that allow them to board and disembark from aircraft.|
|aeroway||windsock||Windsock is designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed.|
|aeroway||highway_strip||Highway strip is a designated landing strips that is normally used as a part of a highway, but can be closed either because of a military exercise or emergency for aeroplane landing.|
|aeroway||User defined||All commonly used values according to Taginfo|
This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.
Tags and values by category
|Manoeuvring Area||helipad, runway, taxiway, holding_position|
|Apron||apron, parking_position, gate, hangar|
|Terminal||terminal, gate, various shop=* and amenity=* objects|
|Facilities||windsock, papi, vasi, navigationaid|
|Related attributes||icao=*, iata=*, military=airfield|
|Common attributes||surface=*, width=*, ele=*|
See also: Aviation