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Map Features


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Primary features

Aerialway

This is used to tag different forms of transportation for people or goods by using aerial wires. For example these may include cable-cars, chair-lifts and drag-lifts. See the page Aerialway for more information on the usage of these tags.

Types of aerialway

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Equipments

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Aeroway

These are mainly related to aerodromes, airfields other ground facilities that support the operation of airplanes and helicopters. See the page Aeroways for an introduction on mapping these features.

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Amenity

Used to map facilities used by visitors and residents. For example: toilets, telephones, banks, pharmacies, cafes, parking and schools. See the page Amenities for an introduction on its usage.

Sustenance

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Education

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Transportation

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Financial

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Healthcare

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Entertainment, Arts & Culture

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Others

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Barrier

These are used to describe barriers and obstacles that are usually involved by traveling. See the page Barriers for an introduction on its usage.

Linear barriers

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Access control on highways

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Boundary

These are used to describe administrative and other boundaries. See the page Boundaries for an introduction on its usage.

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Attributes

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Building

This is used to identify individual buildings or groups of connected buildings. See the page Buildings for further details on the usage of this tag and man_made=* for tagging of various other structures.

Accommodation

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Commercial

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Religious

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Civic/Amenity

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Agricultural/Plant production

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Sports

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Storage

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Cars

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Power/Technical buildings

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Other Buildings

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Additional Attributes

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Craft

This is used as a place that produces or processes customised goods. See the page Crafts for more information on the usage of these tags.

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Emergency

This is used to describe the location of emergency facilities and equipment. See the page Emergency for an introduction on its usage.

Medical Rescue

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Firefighters

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Lifeguards

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Other Stations

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Assembly point

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Other Structure

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Geological

This is used to describe the geological makeup of an area. See the page Geological for an introduction on its usage.

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Highway

This is used to describe roads and footpaths. For an introduction on its usage see the page titled Highways. See the page titled Restrictions for an introduction on access limitations by vehicles type, time, day, load and purpose, etc.

Roads

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Link roads

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Special road types

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Paths

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When sidewalk (or pavement) is tagged on the main roadway (see Sidewalks)

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When cycleway is drawn as its own way (see Bicycle)

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Cycleway tagged on the main roadway or lane (see Bicycle)

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Lifecycle

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Attributes

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Other highway features

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Historic

This is used to describe various historic places. For example: archeological sites, wrecks, ruins, castles and ancient buildings. See the page titled Historic for an introduction on its usage.

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Common Landuse Key Values

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Other Landuse Key Values

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Leisure

This is used to tag leisure and sports facilities. See the page titled Leisure for an introduction on its usage.

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Man_made

A tag for identifying man made (artificial) structures that are added to the landscape. See man made=* for an introduction on its usage.

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Military

This is used for facilities and on land used by the military. These may include the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. See the page titled Military for an introduction on its usage.

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Natural

This is used to describe natural and physical land features. These also include features that have been modified by humans.

Vegetation or surface related

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Water related

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Landform related

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Office

An office is a place of business where administrative or professional work is carried out. See the page titled Office for an introduction on its usage.

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Place

This is used mainly to give details about settlements. See the page titled Places for an introduction on its usage.

Administratively declared places

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Populated settlements, urban

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Populated settlements, urban and rural

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Other places

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Power

These are used to map electrical power generation and distributions systems. See the page titled Power for an introduction on its usage.

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Public Transport

This is used for features related to public transport. For example: railway stations, bus stops and services. See the page titled Public transport for an introduction on its usage.

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Railway

This tag includes all kinds of railways ranging from heavily used mainline railways to an abandoned rail line. See the page titled Railways for an introduction on its usage.

Tracks

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Additional features

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Stations and Stops

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Other railways

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Route

Main article: relation:route

This is used to describe routes of all different kinds.

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Shop

The shop tag is used as a place of business that has stocked goods for sale. See the page titled Shop for an introduction on its usage.

Food, beverages

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General store, department store, mall

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Clothing, shoes, accessories

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Discount store, charity

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Health and beauty

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Do-it-yourself, household, building materials, gardening

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Furniture and interior

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Electronics

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Outdoors and sport, vehicles

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Art, music, hobbies

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Stationery, gifts, books, newspapers

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Others

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Sport

This is used to provide information about which sports are placed on a facility such as a pitch or stadium. It is intended to be used in conjunction with tags landuse=* or leisure=*. See the page titled Sport for an introduction on its usage.

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Telecom

These are used to map telecommunication systems.

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Tourism

This is used to map places and things of specific interest to tourists. For example these may be places to see, places to stay and things and places providing support. See the page titled Tourism for an introduction on its usage.

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Waterway

This is used to described different types of waterways. When mapping the way of a river, stream, drain, canal, etc. these need to be aligned in the direction of the water flow. See the page titled Waterways for an introduction on its usage.

Natural watercourses

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Man-made waterways

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Facilities

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Barriers on waterways

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Other features on waterways

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Additional properties

Addresses

This is used to provide postal information for a building or facility. See the pages titled Addresses and addr=* for an introduction on its usage.

Tags for individual houses

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For countries using hamlet, subdistrict, district, province, state

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Tags for interpolation ways

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Annotation

Providing further information about tag values for other mappers and in some cases also for users. See the page titled Annotations for an introduction on its usage.

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Name

The name tag is the primary tag used for naming an Element. See the page titled Names for an introduction on its usage.

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Properties

This is used to give additional information of a general nature about another element.

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References

This is used to add reference information for an element.

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Restrictions

This is used to define restrictions that apply to the associated element. See the page titled Restrictions for an introduction on its usage.

Vehicle types

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Other

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