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Sevastopol Portal crane IMG 0599 1725.jpg
A stationary, permanent crane. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

This tag is used for stationary, permanent cranes that are outdoors. These cranes may be movable in a restricted area, e.g. gantry crane on rails. Examples of these cranes are for those at docks, or large storage/manufacturing areas.


Not for temporarily erected cranes on construction sites.

How to map

Add this tag to a node node or to an area area outlining the crane.

For cranes running on rails draw a node(s) node or an area(s) area outlining each individual crane and draw a separate way way through the rails.


The method of tagging rails for mobile cranes is not a solved problem. Please visit the talk page to discuss.

As of 2021-10-08 the main approaches seem to be as follows:

1) Mark the base area of all cranes and the rail with.


2) Mark the individual cranes with:


Mark the rails with


Useful combination

Key Value Comment Röntgen icon
crane:type gantry_crane For cranes with only 'side to side' movability. Röntgen gantry crane.svg
floor-mounted_crane For perpendicular cranes, sometimes with lifting arm rotation ability. Röntgen crane.svg
portal_crane For non-perpendicular cranes with lifting arm rotation ability. Röntgen portal crane.svg
travel_lift For smaller gantries on a movable rubber-tyred wheels. Röntgen travel lift.svg
tower_crane For permanent or semi-permanent  Tower Cranes. Röntgen crane.svg
crane:mobile no
Mobility of crane.
crane:maxload * Maximum load of cargo in metric tons.
crane:maxlength * Maximum length of the cargo or vessel.
crane:maxwidth * Maximum width of the cargo or ship.
height * Height of the crane.
crane:maxradius * Length of the boom (working range).
ship:maxdraft * Maximum draft for the ship to the crane body.
ship:maxlength * Maximum length of the ship at the crane site.
operator Operator Name of the company that operates the crane.
historic yes for historical cranes
heritage * listed in heritage
access Access value Access value describing the legal access to the crane.