|The shape of a runway or taxiway area which is also mapped as a linear way|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
area:aeroway=* describes the shape, i.e. the two-dimensional outline of the area of an aeroway=* which is also mapped as a linear way. It is used as a form of Micromapping in addition to the routable, linear way tagged as aeroway=runway or aeroway=taxiway.
- It remains unclear if the tag should be used for the full shape of a taxiway or split into functional sub-areas at intersections with other taxiways.
- For runways and taxiways with constant width, mapping a polygon representation of linear road can be considered unnecessarily redundant to the linear aeroway=* mapping and a width=* tag and in violation of one feature, one OSM element.