Key:booth

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K6 phonebox Shustoke.JPG
Description
The physical design of the phonebox, how it looks Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use

The design of a telephone box, how it looks.

Usage

This is a properties tag and should mostly be used in combination with telephone.

Values in use in Germany

Value Description Example picture
FeH_26 Octagonal in blue or yellow with five windows per side and the writing (in gothic script) "Offentlicher Fernsprecher" at the top
FeH 26
FeH_32 Rectangular with seven windows per side in yellow or red, with a flared roof edging with "Fernsprecher" (in gothic script)
Feh 32 phone box
FeH_55 Rectangular, made of steel with just one window per side
Feh 55 Phone Box
originally yellow, this one has been converted into a book swap and has been painted red
TelH_72
TelH_78 Rectanguar with curved in corners in yellow, two window per side (also with curved corners)
TelH 78
TelH_90 Originally grey and magenta with full length windows
TelH 90
TelH_90_Sh Eight windows per side (in four rows) with pointy roof.
TelH 90 Sh telephone box
TelH_90_Sm Mostly glass sided with pillar at each corner.
TelH 90 Sm
Telefonsäule Telephone with support but no shelter
Telefonsäule Dortmund Hbf.jpg

Values in use in Ireland

Value Description Example picture
K1 Early phone box, rare, made of concrete, originally painted white and green.
Telefon Early phone box, quite rare, made of concrete, originally painted white.

There are also wooden replica Telefon boxes containing defibrillators.

Telefon phone box
Eircom
Stoneybatter Area Of Dublin (Manor Street) - Public Phone Kiosk - panoramio.jpg

Values in use in Norway

Value Description Example picture
Riks There are 100 preserved in Norway, some used as book swaps.
RIKS Bryggen.jpg

Values in use in United Kingdom

Value Description Example picture
K1 Early phone box, quite rare, made of concrete, originally painted white.

 Red_telephone_box#K1

K1 phone box
K2 Large cast iron phone box, mainly only found in London, is larger than the more common K6 and has 18 portrait orientated window panes per side compared to the landscape orientated window panes found in the K6.

 Red_telephone_box#K2

K2 and K6 phoneboxes
K2 phonebox (right) next to K6 phonebox (left)
K3 Cheaper concrete version of the K2, very few remaining.

 Red_telephone_box#K3

K3 phone box
K4␣Post␣Office Combined phonebox and postbox, similar to K2 phonebox but larger and with a postbox and stamp machine on one side. There are only six left in the UK.

 Red_telephone_box#K4

K4 phonebox
K6 Most common type of red BT phone box, usually red (except in Hull where they are white/cream) or where they have been repurposed.

 Red_telephone_box#K6

K6 phone box
K8 Phone box with just a single window pane per side produced in the 60s and 70s usually red, but white/cream in Hull.

 Red_telephone_box#Modernisation_–_K7_&_K8

K8 phone box
KX100 Aluminium and glass phone box produced in the 80s and 90s, some have doors some do not.

 KX_telephone_boxes#KX100

KX100 phone box
KX200 Half a booth made of aluminium and glass

 KX_telephone_boxes#KX200

KX200 phone box
KX300 A three sided version of the KX100 .

KX300

KX300 phone box
KX410 KX410
KX420 KX420
KX420 phone box
KX520 KX520
KXPlus Aluminium and glass phone box produced since the 90s, very similar to the KX100 but with a domed plastic roof.

KXPlus

KXPlus phone box
oakham small yellow telephone cover said to resemble oakham meat tins
ST6 An advertising board with a phone stuck on the back.

ST6

ST6 phone box
InLink Double-sided electronic freestanding advertising board with WiFi, tablet, USB ports and free public phone on the narrow side.  LinkUK
BT InLink Telephone, WiFi and Advertising Board


This tagging is used for public telephones (amenity=telephone). The tag covered=booth was chosen because the tag shelter=yes does not have the same meaning. shelter=yes on an object shows that there is an amenity=shelter at this object and this is not the same as a phone booth. A phone booth is intended to cover the person who is using the phone, but it's not a shelter where several people can wait on a bus or stay protecting them from rain comfortably.

Please note that covered=booth is the above-tag for the key booth=*, which specifies the type of booth.

For tagging a phone booth which is used as a public bookcase, please use amenity=public_bookcase + public_bookcase:type=phone_box + booth=<boothtype> instead. covered=booth is not so appropriate for these, because this tag describes how a feature is covered, not the feature itself (which would be a public bookcase then). Former phone booths which are public bookcases now are the one exception where booth=* can be added without adding covered=booth before.

See also