|The maximum height in metres
|Used on these elements
|Status: in use
|Tools for this tag
maxheight:physical expresses a physical height limit related to the tagged object and is used on ways mostly on highway=* while on nodes for example with barrier=* or amenity=parking. If no unit is included, the value is assumed to be in metres.
- maxheight:physical=3.2 - maximum height is 3.2 m
Signs used for physical maxheight
This tag is new, and still not supported by rendering or routing software, and should therefore be used together with maxheight=*.
Possible tagging mistakes
|This sign denotes a regulatory limit, which is always less than the physical limit, so it must be tagged as maxheight=4.2 instead of maxheight:physical=4.2. Note the regulatory limit indicated by this sign only affects exceptional transports (the value is always ≥ 4 m). In the Netherlands, a proper value for maxheight:physical=* cannot be deduced from road signs, but may be obtained from other information sources.
- maxheight=* to be used in conjunction with :legal and :physical, or where no the difference is of no significant interest. the widely used and established way to tag legal restrictions
- maxheight:legal=* for legal limits the height of traffic using the way. (This is an almost unused proposal, if you use this consider putting maxheight=* as well)
- access=* for legal access restrictions