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Public-images-osm logo.svg bench:type
Bench type lounger.jpg
Used to specify the type of bench. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

Use bench:type in combination with amenity=bench to specify the kind of bench you are mapping.

Common values

  • bench:type=seated (meaning unclear - see discussion)
  • bench:type=stand_up for benches that only support you while standing but don't have a wide enough seat to fully sit down (e.g. intended for young people on playgrounds and sports fields).
  • bench:type=block for massive blocks that serve as a bench or are suitable for sitting (often made of stone or concrete).
  • bench:type=lounger for benches that allow to lie down. In this case, check whether amenity=lounger fits better.
  • bench:type=platform for large seating areas, usually without backrests. Consider to map these as areas with area=yes.
  • bench:type=swing for hanging benches that allow the user to swing. Swing benches differ from playground=swing as the latter is designed for play. Swinging benches are designed to sit in with another person.
  • bench:type=log for logs intended to be used as benches.



bench=* is used as a direct alternative. 2022-01-26 stats:

See also