|A tag to refine an object mapped with amenity=shelter|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 2|
|Tools for this tag|
- See Shelter_(building) on Wikipedia
The list isn't fixed; it can be extended by additional values if needed. They should represent the type of usage, rather than describe architectural properties. Please discuss them in the comments before adding them to this page.
|basic_hut||A basic hut is a small building located in the countryside intended to provide basic shelter and sleeping accommodation.|
|field_shelter||A field shelter is a building located in the countryside intended to provide shelter for animals (e.g. horses). In case of bad weather it could be used also by humans, if it is accessible.|
|lean_to||A lean-to is a shed with typically three walls located in the countryside intended to provide shelter.|
|picnic_shelter||A structure on picnic sites to protect from rain. Normally open to all sides. Also consider to add building=roof.|
|public_transport||Small shelters found at stops/platforms along train or bus routes, common in bigger cities.|
|rock_shelter||A rock shelter is a shallow cave-like opening at the base of a bluff or cliff.|
|sun_shelter||A shelter designed to offer shade from the sun. Unlike shelter_type=weather_shelter, a sun shelter offers very little protection against weather such as rain, as the sides may be open and the roof is designed only for providing shade. Neither does it do anything to help picnicking, as a shelter_type=picnic_shelter would.|
|weather_shelter||Used for small shelters in the mountains or alongside roads in the countryside. In contrast to alpine huts not meant as a place to sleep, eat or live, except for emergency cases (for example if a thunderstorm comes up). If shelter_type=* isn't mapped explicitly, shelter=* is interpreted as a weather shelter for backward compatibility.|
Other useful additional tags :
- ele=* elevation
- name=* name
- leisure=wildlife_hide A place that is used to observe wildlife.
- leisure=bird_hide A place that is used to observe birds.