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Specifying the link to the official website for 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
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

The website=* tag can be used to provide the full URL to the official website for the related features, be it a building, park railway or anything else.

For small format websites (designed for smaller displays, reduced bandwidth, or mobile touchscreens) one may in addition add website:mobile=*.


Websites URL usually follow this syntax :

http(s)://(www.)domain.tld/(page)(?parameters)(#anchor), where parts in parenthesis may be optional.

Example would be a good website URL. Its format is valid, it's a direct link to the wanted resource and a trustworthy website.

Namespace values

Key Value Element Comment
website:stock URL node way area Used to link to URL with "live" stock information of e.g. a shop or pharmacy
website:map URL node way area Used to link to external maps e.g. in route relations.
website:booking URL node way area Used to link to booking website.
user defined URL node way area All commonly used values according to Taginfo.

Best practice

  • Use as short a URL as possible. Choose simple URLs over complex URLs if they basically point to the same content. For example, use instead of, as both will get you to the front page. Websites are frequently redesigned, so strive for the most "robust" URL that works.
  • Include the scheme (http or https)., not
  • Don't use URL shorteners. URLs such as can be misleading as they hide the real URL, can contain advertisements or even malware.
  • Take care when copying links from a search engine result. Search results URLs hide information about the final destination of the link, and are not meant for permanent linking. A very bad example would be https ://​com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s...
  • Use the HTTPS version when available, as it enhances security and privacy for users. E.g.: instead of
  • Pages on social media are fundamentally not websites. You can use contact keys for that: contact:mastodon, contact:facebook, contact:twitter



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