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This page is being considered for cleanup. Please discuss this page.
"Properties" is too generic. We should invent new categories in Category:Features instead of placing tags here (see Placement and Sidewalks for example). In fact, every OSM tag can be considered as "property" of some object. We should really just use more cross links instead of this page and template


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

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
area yes area Means a feature that is normally linear is an area. You should not add this to features that are already defined as an area type.
Mapnik area pedestrian.png
brand user defined node area Brand of the feature.
Fast food.jpg
bridge yes / aqueduct / viaduct / cantilever / movable / covered / … way A bridge, use together with the tag layer=*. Value yes is generic, or you can specialize.
2014 Karwina, Darków, Most żelbetowy 01.jpg
capacity amount node area Used for specifying capacity of a facility.
Maximum occupancy sign, Ohio University Convocation Center.jpg
charge amount node way area Used for specifying how much is charged for use/access to a facility. See toll=* or fee=*.
Dollarnote hq.jpg
clothes see key's page node area Tagged on shops and other features to denote if they sell clothes or not and what type of clothes they sell.
covered yes node way area Used to denote that a node, way or area is covered by another entity (or in some cases the ground), when the use of layers is inappropriate, or additional clarification is needed. Various, depending on the covered entity
crossing no / traffic_signals / uncontrolled / island / unmarked node Further refinement for nodes already tagged with highway=crossing or railway=crossing
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
crossing:island yes / no node way Specifies whether a pedestrian crossing has a refuge island
Praha 10 ulice Ruska 10 prechod s ostruvkem.JPG
cutting yes / left / right way A cut in the land to carry a road or tram. Mostly in hilly landscape. See Cutting on Wikipedia
Road cut.jpg
disused yes node way area For features that are useful for navigation, yet are unused. See abandoned=* if infrastructure is removed.
Closed down shop.jpg
drinking_water yes / no node area Describes whether a drinking water is available
Brass water tap.jpg
drive_through yes / no node area Used to indicate if a pharmacy, bank, atm, or fast_food, or post_box offers drive_thru service. drive_through=* is different than drive_in=*}
Drive-through ATM.jpg
drive_in yes / no node area Used to indicate if a cinema is a drive-in cinema or a restaurant offers drive-in service. drive_in=* is different than drive_through=*
Autokino gravenbruch.jpg
electrified contact_line / rail way Indicates infrastructure to supply vehicles with electricity on rail tracks
Caténaire 1,5 kV 01.jpg
ele Number node area Elevation (also known as altitude or height) above mean sea level in metre, based on geoid model EGM 96 which is used by WGS 84 (GPS). (see also Altitude)
Key-ele mapnik.png
embankment yes way A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area. See Embankment on Wikipedia
end_date Date way Date feature was removed
Target Closing Sign Gastonia, NC (6995771381).jpg
est_width Number way A rough guess of the width of way in metres
Height demonstration diagram.png
fee yes / no node area Used for specifying whether fee is charged for use/access to a facility. See also toll=*.
Tenerife telescope C.jpg
fire_object:type poo / szo node way area Potentially dangerous and socially significant objects
fire_operator Name node way area Fire station, which serves the object
fire_rank 1bis / 2 to 5 node way area Rank fire, defined for a particular object
frequency Number node way area Frequency in Hz
Wave frequency.gif
hazard see hazard node way area Indicates of the hazards.
DIN 4844-2 Warnung vor einer Gefahrenstelle D-W000.svg
hot_water yes / no node area Describes whether a hot water is available
inscription User Defined node way area The full text of inscriptions, which can be found on buildings, memorials and other objects.
Beneventum, Arch of Trajan (III) (4749426050).jpg
internet_access yes / wired / wlan / terminal / no node area This tag is for indication that a map entity such as a building, a shop, restaurant, etc. offers internet access to the public, either as a paid service or even for free.
layer -5 to 5 way 0: ground (default); -1..-5:under ground layer; 1..5 (not +1):above ground layer
This is intended to indicate actual physical separation, shouldn't be used just to influence rendering order.
Washington layers.png
leaf_cycle evergreen / deciduous / semi_evergreen / semi_deciduous / mixed node way area Describes the phenology of leaves
Olga Wisinger-Florian - Falling Leaves.JPG
leaf_type broadleaved / needleleaved / mixed / leafless node way area Describes the type of leaves
Picea abies Nadelkissen.jpg
location underground / overground / underwater / roof / indoor node way area Location
Power to the People - - 560240.jpg
narrow yes way Relative indication that a way (waterway, highway, cycleway) gets narrower.
nudism yes / obligatory / designated / no / customary / permissive node area Indicates if the described object provides the possibility of nudism
CapdAgde crop.jpg
opening_hours 24/7 or mo md hh:mm-hh:mm. (read described syntax) node way area opening_hours describes when something is open.
Neon Internet Cafe open 24 hours.jpg
opening_hours:drive_through 24/7 or mo md hh:mm-hh:mm. (read described syntax) node area opening_hours describes when something is open for drive-through services.
Pizza Hut - 5625 Gull Road, Kalamazoo (51123964537).jpg
operator User Defined node way area The operator tag can be used to name a company or corporation who's responsible for a certain object or who operates it.
power_supply yes / no node area Describes whether a power supply is available
20061007 3P N PE CEE connections.jpg
produce User Defined node area relation Describes a feature's agricultural output produced though a natural process of growing or breeding.
La Boqueria.JPG
rental see key's page node area Tagged on shops and other features to denote if they rent something or not and what they rent.
X2 Segway (6325395763).jpg
sauna yes / no node area Describes whether a sauna is available
Highgrove Sauna.jpg
service_times see opening_hours node area Times of service of a given feature e.g. church service
St Andrew's Church (Kowloon) Service times 2012.jpg
shower yes / no node area Describes whether a shower is available
Fotothek df roe-neg 0006764 014 Portrait einer Frau mit Handtuch und Badehaube i.jpg
start_date Date node way area relation Date feature was created
Zero kilometre mark in Paris, 23 June 2013.jpg
tactile_paving yes /no node way area Indicate if a specific place can be detected or followed with a blindman's stick.
Tactile paving.jpg
tidal yes area Area is flooded by the tide
Onehunga Shoreline For Reclamation.jpg
toilets yes / no node area Describes whether a toilets is available
Amenity toilets.svg
topless yes / no node area Indicates if the described object provides the possibility of female topless practice
Malta - St. Julian's - Triq Il-Wilga 02 No Topless Bathing.jpg
tunnel yes way A tunnel, use together with a tag layer=*.
toilets:wheelchair yes / no node area States if a location has a wheelchair accessible toilet or not.
wheelchair yes / no / limited node way area Indicates if a place is accessible using a wheelchair.
Standard rollstuhl.jpg
width Number way Width of way in metres
Height demonstration diagram.png
wood coniferous / deciduous / mixed node area Applies to landuse=forest and natural=wood detailing the sort of trees found within each landuse. Makes most sense when applied to areas.
Be careful : this tag is now deprecated, please use instead leaf_cycle=*
Diqing, Yunnan, China.jpg
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