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Specifying an url related to a feature. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Annotations
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: in use

URL means Uniform Resource Locator. It can stand for a variety of things while mappers mostly use it for websites.

This tag is being used for very different types of content - official websites of an amenity or its operator, third-party pages, the object's Wikipedia entry, photographs featuring the object, or even documentation on the OSM wiki. So it is advised not to use this tag when more specific alternatives are available such as website=*, contact:website=*, facebook=* (or its synonym contact:facebook=*), twitter=* (or its synonym contact:twitter=*), image=*, wikipedia=* and so on.

Creating a robust tag

To create a tag that will stand the test of time, simplify the URL as much as possible. For example is more likely to work in the future if coded as or better yet

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