Proposed features/waiting area

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Waiting area
Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: dieterdreist
Tagging: amenity=waiting_area
Applies to: node area
Definition: An area dedicated to waiting
Drafted on: 2018-06-13
RFC start: 2018-06-13


This is a proposal for waiting areas. A waiting area is an area which is dedicated to waiting for something. You can typically find waiting areas on airports, in hospitals, close to receptions of any kind, public offices and other places where people are expected to wait.

Note: this tag is not intended for waiting rooms, which are rooms for waiting. There is a different proposal (amenity=waiting_room) for those.

How to map

As a feature

Add amenity=waiting_area to the object (either the area or a node at the position). Consider adding additional information like:

  • level=* the building level where the feature is
  • ref=* in case there is a reference number for the waiting room
  • name=* only if there is a specific name (e.g. to identify the area where there are different waiting areas, with more than just a number or letter). Do not use "waiting area" as value.

As a property

Add has_waiting_area=* to the object that has a waiting area.

See also