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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 areasshould not be used on 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=* is used as a direct alternative. 2022-01-26 stats:

See also