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Ova stranica sadrži listu najčešće korišćenih oznaka(tagova) za glavne elemente koji se koriste za opisivanje objekata na OpenStreetMap. Kraća lista oznaka bitnih za određenu temu mogu se naći na stranici karakteristike.

Uprkos velikom broju oznaka, imajte na umu da je sasvim dovoljno dodati prostu putanju sa jednim tagom (koristeći highway=footway) ili ispraviti ime jednog puta (koristeći name=*). Mnoge karakteristike imaju jednu ili dve oznake i mali doprinosi poput ovih su veoma vredni. Za detalje o dodatnim oznakama i predloženim izmenama već postojećih pogledajte Proposed features i Deprecated features. Ako ne vidite odgovarajuću oznaku na ovoj listi slobodno napravite odgovarajuću bitno je da je vrednost oznake proverljiva; vremenom će te primetiti da se ime oznake može promeniti u skladu sa širim konsenzusom, ali mnoge oznake su prvo napravljene pa onda dokumentovane.

Osnovne karakteristike

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.

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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.

Key Value Element Comment carto-Rendering Photo

Sustenance

amenity bar node area Bar is a purpose-built commercial establishment that sells alcoholic drinks to be consumed on the premises. They are characterised by a noisy and vibrant atmosphere, similar to a party and usually don't sell food. See also the description of the tags amenity=pub;bar;restaurant for a distinction between these.
Bar-16.svg
Bar MXCT.JPG
amenity biergarten node area Biergarten or beer garden is an open-air area where alcoholic beverages along with food is prepared and served. See also the description of the tags amenity=pub;bar;restaurant. A biergarten can commonly be found attached to a beer hall, pub, bar, or restaurant. In this case, you can use biergarten=yes additional to amenity=pub;bar;restaurant.
Biergarten-16.svg
Biergarten.JPG
amenity cafe node area Cafe is generally an informal place that offers casual meals and beverages; typically, the focus is on coffee or tea. Also known as a coffeehouse/shop, bistro or sidewalk cafe. The kind of food served may be mapped with the tags cuisine=* and diet=*. See also the tags amenity=restaurant;bar;fast_food.
Cafe-16.svg
Klagenfurt Wörthersee Strandbad Cafe Sunset Bar 11102008 65.jpg
amenity fast_food node area Fast food restaurant (see also amenity=restaurant). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Fast-food-16.svg
Burger king kamen osm.jpg
amenity food_court node area An area with several different restaurant food counters and a shared eating area. Commonly found in malls, airports, etc.
Restaurant-14.svg
FoodCourtVaughanMills.JPG
amenity ice_cream node area Ice cream shop or ice cream parlour. A place that sells ice cream and frozen yoghurt over the counter
Ice-cream-14.svg
Shop-ice cream.jpeg
amenity pub node area A place selling beer and other alcoholic drinks; may also provide food or accommodation (UK). See description of amenity=bar and amenity=pub for distinction between bar and pub
Pub-16.svg
Pub.jpg
amenity restaurant node area Restaurant (not fast food, see amenity=fast_food). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Restaurant-14.svg
Caprice Restaurant.JPG

Education

amenity college node area Campus or buildings of an institute of Further Education (aka continuing education) Rendering-area-amenity-college.png
Cambridge Regional College main entrance.jpg
amenity driving_school node area Driving School which offers motor vehicle driving lessons
Shop-other-16.svg
Fahrschulauto VW Austria St Johann.JPG
amenity kindergarten node area For children too young for a regular school (also known as preschool, playschool or nursery school), in some countries including afternoon supervision of primary school children. Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Story Time.jpg
amenity language_school node area Language School: an educational institution where one studies a foreign language.
amenity library node area A public library (municipal, university, …) to borrow books from.
Library.14.svg
Guantanamo captives' library a.jpg
amenity toy_library node area A place to borrow games and toys, or play with them on site.
Toy Library storage.jpg
amenity music_school node area A music school, an educational institution specialized in the study, training, and research of music.
Music school from Rabnita (1980). (9196267787).jpg
amenity school node area School and grounds - primary, middle and seconday schools Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Williamstown school.jpg
amenity university node area An university campus: an institute of higher education Rendering-area-amenity-university.png
Brock University campus.JPG

Transportation

amenity bicycle_parking node area Parking for bicycles
Parking-bicycle-16.svg
Bicycle-parking.jpg
amenity bicycle_repair_station node area General tools for self-service bicycle repairs, usually on the roadside; no service
Bicycle repair station-14.svg
BikeRepairMonterrey.JPG
amenity bicycle_rental node area Rent a bicycle
Rental-bicycle-16.svg
Bicycle-rental.jpg
amenity boat_rental node area Rent a Boat
Boat rental-14.svg
Bootsverleih am Halterner Stausee - panoramio.jpg
amenity boat_sharing node area Share a Boat
A Boat To Share.jpg
amenity bus_station node area May also be tagged as public_transport=station.
Bus station-14.svg
Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station.jpg
amenity car_rental node area Rent a car
Rental-car-16.svg
Hertz car rental office Livonia Michigan.JPG
amenity car_sharing node area Share a car
ShattuckBackMM1144C.jpg
amenity car_wash node area Wash a car
Car wash-14.svg
Wuppertal - Friedrich-Engels-Allee 130 02 ies.jpg
amenity vehicle_inspection node area Government vehicle inspection
Vehicle inspection-14.svg
TÜV SÜD-Hauptuntersuchung.jpeg
amenity charging_station node Charging facility for electric vehicles
Charging station.16.svg
Evpost.jpg
amenity ferry_terminal node area Ferry terminal/stop. A place where people/cars/etc. can board and leave a ferry.
Ferry-icon.svg
Ferry Reet.jpg
amenity fuel node area Petrol station; gas station; marine fuel; … Streets to petrol stations are often tagged highway=service.
Fuel-16.svg
Preem Karlskrona.jpg
amenity grit_bin node A container that holds grit or a mixture of salt and grit.
Grit bin.jpg
amenity motorcycle_parking node area Parking for motorcycles
Parking-motorcycle-16.svg
Motorradparkplatz Gifhorn Mühlenmuseum.jpg
amenity parking node area Car park. Nodes and areas (without access tag) will get a parking symbol. Areas will be coloured. Streets on car parking are often tagged highway=service and service=parking_aisle.
Parking-16.svg
P3030027ParkingLot wb.jpg
amenity parking_entrance node An entrance or exit to an underground or multi-storey parking facility. Group multiple parking entrances together with a relation using the tags type=site and site=parking. Do not mix with amenity=parking. Underground
Parking entrance-14.svg
Multi-storey
Parking entrance multi-storey 14.svg
3690668043 88a731e3e0 b.jpg
amenity parking_space node area A single parking space. Group multiple parking spaces together with a relation using the tags type=site and site=parking. Do not mix with amenity=parking.
Rendering-parking space.png
138081166 2a56d66c27 b.jpg
amenity taxi node area A place where taxis wait for passengers.
Taxi-16.svg
Amenity taxi picture-Hong Kong Shatin Taxi Stand.jpg

Financial

amenity atm node ATM or cash point: a device that provides the clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions.
Atm-14.svg
ATM 750x1300.jpg
amenity bank node area Bank or credit union: a financial establishment where customers can deposit and withdraw money, take loans, make investments and transfer funds.
Bank-16.svg
Dscf1401-800.jpg
amenity bureau_de_change node Bureau de change, money changer, currency exchange, Wechsel, cambio – a place to change foreign bank notes and travellers cheques.
Bureau de change-14.svg
Bureau de change electronic sign.jpg

Healthcare

amenity baby_hatch node area A place where a baby can be, out of necessity, anonymously left to be safely cared for and perhaps adopted.
Babybox - venkovní strana.jpg
amenity clinic node area A medium-sized medical facility or health centre.
Doctors-14.svg
Bristol , Central Health Clinic - geograph.org.uk - 1360619.jpg
amenity dentist node area A dentist practice / surgery.
Dentist-14.svg
Military dentists in Guatemala.jpg
amenity doctors node area A doctor's practice / surgery.
Doctors-14.svg
Doctors stethoscope 2.jpg
amenity hospital node area A hospital providing in-patient medical treatment. Often used in conjunction with emergency=* to note whether the medical centre has emergency facilities (A&E (brit.) or ER (am.))
Hospital-14.svg
Guantanamo captive's hospital beds -c.jpg
amenity nursing_home node area Discouraged tag for a home for disabled or elderly persons who need permanent care. Use amenity=social_facility + social_facility=nursing_home now.
Hora Svate Kateriny - nursing home.jpg
amenity pharmacy node area Pharmacy: a shop where a pharmacist sells medications
dispensing=yes/no - availability of prescription-only medications
Pharmacy-14.svg
Boots The Chemist At Gunwharf Quays.jpg
amenity social_facility node area A facility that provides social services: group & nursing homes, workshops for the disabled, homeless shelters, etc.
Social facility-14.svg
Salvation Army Citadel, Hill Street , Newport - geograph.org.uk - 1585015.jpg
amenity veterinary node area A place where a veterinary surgeon, also known as a veterinarian or vet, practices.
Veterinary-14.svg
Veterinary Surgeon.jpg

Entertainment, Arts & Culture

amenity arts_centre node area A venue where a variety of arts are performed or conducted
Arts centre.svg
Alhamra Art Centre.JPG
amenity brothel node area An establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution
Walletjes 001.jpg
amenity casino node area A gambling venue with at least one table game(e.g. roulette, blackjack) that takes bets on sporting and other events at agreed upon odds.
Casino-14.svg
Casin0.jpg
amenity cinema node area A place where films are shown (US: movie theater)
Cinema-16.svg
Palace cinéma beaumont.JPG
amenity community_centre node area A place mostly used for local events, festivities and group activities; including special interest and special age groups. .
Community centre-14.svg
Greasby Community Centre.JPG
amenity conference_centre node area A large building that is used to hold a convention
Irving Convention Center Exterior.JPG
amenity events_venue node area A building specifically used for organising events
amenity fountain node area A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.
Fountain-14.svg
Fountain at Milan citadel.JPG
amenity gambling node area A place for gambling, not being a shop=bookmaker, shop=lottery, amenity=casino, or leisure=adult_gaming_centre.

Games that are covered by this definition include bingo and pachinko.

Bingo cards.jpg
amenity love_hotel node area A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel operated primarily for the purpose of allowing guests privacy for sexual activities.
Hotel portodiMare Himeji.jpg
amenity nightclub node area A place to drink and dance (nightclub). The German word is "Disco" or "Discothek". Please don't confuse this with the German "Nachtclub" which is most likely amenity=stripclub.
Nightclub-16.svg
Gatecrasher.jpg
amenity planetarium node area A planetarium.
Planetarium.jpg
amenity public_bookcase node area A street furniture containing books. Take one or leave one.
Public bookcase-14.svg
Hannover, public bookcase.jpg
amenity social_centre node area A place for free and not-for-profit activities.
Governor Hotel, Rotary Club of Portland plaque.JPG
amenity stripclub node A place that offers striptease or lapdancing (for sexual services use amenity=brothel).
Stripclub.jpg
amenity studio node area TV radio or recording studio
DOUG.jpg
amenity swingerclub node area A club where people meet to have a party and group sex.
Swingerclub Cäsars Palace. Spröckhövel.JPG
amenity theatre node area A theatre or opera house where live performances occur, such as plays, musicals and formal concerts. Use amenity=cinema for movie theaters.
Theatre-16.svg
Sydney opera.jpg

Public Service

amenity courthouse node area A building home to a court of law, where justice is dispensed
Courthouse-16.svg
Franklinctycrthsapalchicola01.jpg
amenity embassy node area An embassy, consulate or diplomatic office. Also see office=diplomatic Diplomatic.svg
Bulgarian embassy in Paris.jpg
amenity fire_station node area A station of a fire brigade
Fire-station-16.svg
Fire station.jpg
amenity police node area A police station where police officers patrol from and that is a first point of contact for civilians
Police-16.svg
Polizeiautos Davidwache.jpg
amenity post_box node A box for the reception of mail. Alternative mail-carriers can be tagged via operator=*
Post box-12.svg
Post Box.JPG
amenity post_depot node area Post depot or delivery office, where letters and parcels are collected and sorted prior to delivery.
Post office delivery office, Mablethorpe - geograph.org.uk - 1186977.jpg
amenity post_office node area Post office building with postal services
Post office-14.svg
Crop from Pošta Praha 025.jpg
amenity prison node area A prison or jail where people are incarcerated before trial or after conviction
Prison-16.svg
Osaka keimusho.jpg
amenity ranger_station node area National Park visitor headquarters: official park visitor facility with police, visitor information, permit services, etc
Talkeetna Ranger Station.jpg
amenity townhall node area Building where the administration of a village, town or city may be located, or just a community meeting place
Town-hall-16.svg
TownHall-Ljubljana.JPG

Facilities

amenity bbq node BBQ or Barbecue is a permanently built grill for cooking food, which is most typically used outdoors by the public. For example these may be found in city parks or at beaches. Use the tag fuel=* to specify the source of heating, such as fuel=wood;electric;charcoal. For mapping nearby table and chairs, see also the tag tourism=picnic_site. For mapping campfires and firepits, instead use the tag leisure=firepit.
Bbq-14.svg
Grillplatzusa.jpg
amenity bench node A bench to sit down and relax a bit
Bench-16.svg
Bench.jpg
amenity dog_toilet node area Area designated for dogs to urinate and excrete.
Dog-toilet.jpg
amenity drinking_water node Drinking water is a place where humans can obtain potable water for consumption. Typically, the water is used for only drinking. Also known as a drinking fountain or bubbler.
Drinking-water-16.svg
Basler Trinkwasser 1341.jpg
amenity give_box node area A small facility where people drop off and pick up various types of items in the sense of free sharing and reuse.
GiveBox an der Schwarztorstrasse 96 im Januar 2020.jpg
amenity shelter node area A small shelter against bad weather conditions. To additionally describe the kind of shelter use shelter_type=*.
Shelter-14.svg
Réunion Maïdo kiosque pique-nique.JPG
amenity shower node area Public shower or bath.
Shower-14.svg
Znak D-26d.svg
amenity telephone node Public telephone
Telephone.16.svg
Telephone.jpg
amenity toilets node area Public toilets (might require a fee)
Toilets-16.svg
WC-Anlage.jpg
amenity water_point node Place where you can get large amounts of drinking water
Aire de Valuejols.JPG
amenity watering_place node Place where water is contained and animals can drink
Drinking Water For Humans and Animals.jpg

Waste Management

amenity sanitary_dump_station node area A place for depositing human waste from a toilet holding tank.
Aire de Valuejols.JPG
amenity recycling node area Recycling facilities (bottle banks, etc.). Combine with recycling_type=container for containers or recycling_type=centre for recycling centres.
Recycling-16.svg
Recycling.jpg
amenity waste_basket node A single small container for depositing garbage that is easily accessible for pedestrians.
Waste-basket-12.svg
Vuilnisbak-Lebbeke.JPG
amenity waste_disposal node A medium or large disposal bin, typically for bagged up household or industrial waste.
Waste disposal-14.svg
Waste container.jpg
amenity waste_transfer_station node area A waste transfer station is a location that accepts, consolidates and transfers waste in bulk.

Others

amenity animal_boarding node area A facility where you, paying a fee, can bring your animal for a limited period of time (e.g. for holidays)
Holmbyre Cattery - geograph.org.uk - 167661.jpg
amenity animal_breeding node area relation A facility where animals are bred, usually to sell them
Brickfields Horse Centre - geograph.org.uk - 135890.jpg
amenity animal_shelter node area A shelter that recovers animals in trouble
Kennel 2.jpg
amenity baking_oven node An oven used for baking bread and similar, for example inside a building=bakehouse.
Backofen Emstal.JPG
amenity childcare node area A place where children of different ages are looked after which is not an amenity=kindergarten or preschool.
Social amenity darken 80-16.svg
amenity clock node A public visible clock
Houses Of Parliament Clock Tower (Big Ben).jpg
amenity crematorium node area A place where dead human bodies are burnt
Bushbury Crematorium - geograph.org.uk - 259876.jpg
amenity dive_centre node area A dive center is the base location where sports divers usually start scuba diving or make dive guided trips at new locations.
Diving Center in Marsalforn.JPG
amenity funeral_hall node area A place for holding a funeral ceremony, other than a place of worship.
Okriftel Trauerhalle 08 001.jpg
amenity grave_yard node area A (smaller) place of burial, often you'll find a church nearby. Large places should be landuse=cemetery instead. Landuse-cemetery.png
Odenbuell Nordstrand St Vinzenz IMGP2940 wp crop.jpg
amenity gym node area Deprecated. Use leisure=fitness_centre or leisure=sports_centre instead. A place which houses exercise equipment for the purpose of physical exercise.
amenity hunting_stand node area A hunting stand: an open or enclosed platform used by hunters to place themselves at an elevated height above the terrain
Hunting-stand-16.svg
A rised hide closed quadrat.jpg
amenity internet_cafe node area A place whose principal role is providing internet services to the public.
Internet cafe-14.svg
Cafe internet uninorte.JPG
amenity kitchen node area A public kitchen in a facility to use by everyone or customers
Montague Burton Residences Kitchen.jpg
amenity kneipp_water_cure node area Outdoor foot bath facility. Usually this is a pool with cold water and handrail. Popular in German speaking countries.
Wassertreten 1.jpg
amenity lounger node An object for people to lie down.
Coulée Verte du 14ème @ Paris (28484238796).jpg
amenity marketplace way area A marketplace where goods and services are traded daily or weekly.
Marketplace-14.svg
Marche berlin002.jpg
amenity monastery node area Monastery is the location of a monastery or a building in which monks and nuns live.
Kloster Eibingen01.JPG
amenity photo_booth node Photo Booth – A stand to create instant photo.
Photomaton.jpg
amenity place_of_mourning node area A room or building where families and friends can come, before the funeral, and view the body of the person who has died.
Funérarium de Wasquehal.jpg
amenity place_of_worship node area A church, mosque, or temple, etc. Note that you also need religion=*, usually denomination=* and preferably name=* as well as amenity=place_of_worship. See the article for details. Christian-16.svg Muslim-16.svg Jewish-16.svg

Taoist-16.svg Buddhist-16.svg Hinduist-16.svg
Shintoist-16.svg Sikhist-16.svg Place-of-worship-16.svg

Place of worship.png
amenity public_bath node area A location where the public may bathe in common, etc. japanese onsen, turkish bath, hot spring
Public bath.svg
Blue Lagoon 2012-08-23 (4).JPG
amenity public_building node area A generic public building. Don't use! See office=government.
amenity refugee_site node area A human settlement sheltering refugees or internally displaced persons
An Aerial View of the Za'atri Refugee Camp.jpg
amenity vending_machine node A machine selling goods – food, tickets, newspapers, etc. Add type of goods using vending=*
Vending machines at Haeundae.jpg
amenity user defined node way area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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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.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering example Photo

Boundary types

boundary aboriginal_lands area A boundary representing official reservation boundaries of recognized aboriginal / indigenous / native peoples.
Entering Hualapai Indian Reservation.jpg
boundary administrative area An administrative boundary. Subdivisions of areas/territories/jurisdictions recognised by governments or other organisations for administrative purposes. These range from large groups of nation states right down to small administrative districts and suburbs, as indicated by the 'admin_level=*' combo tag.
Rendering-adminlevel 2-mapnik.png
Lake city sign.jpg
boundary hazard area A designated hazardous area, with a potential source of damage to health, life, property, or any other interest of value.
LandmineWarningChileTierraDelFuego.jpg
boundary maritime area Maritime boundaries which are not administrative boundaries: the Baseline, Contiguous Zone and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).
Sea boundaries.png
boundary marker node A boundary marker, border marker, boundary stone, or border stone is a robust physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or the change in a boundary, especially a change in direction of a boundary. See also historic=boundary_stone
Boundary marker - Jeseniky, Czech Republic 12.jpg
boundary national_park area Area of outstanding natural beauty, set aside for conservation and for recreation (Other languages).
National park.png
Kings Canyon NP Sign.JPG
boundary political area Electoral boundaries
boundary postal_code area Postal code boundaries
boundary protected_area area Protected areas, such as for national parks, marine protection areas, heritage sites, wilderness, cultural assets and similar.
Yatsuhigata 04x4720s.jpg
boundary special_economic_zone area A government-defined area in which business and trade laws are different.
Steung Hav Special Economic Zone.jpg
boundary user defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo

Attributes

admin_level (number) area Applies to boundary=administrative and is usually in the range 1 to 10, except for several countries (Bolivia, Germany, Mozambique, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Turkmenistan, Venezuela) where it is in the range 1 to 11 – see boundary.
Santa Catarina location.png
border_type * way area To distinguish between types of boundary where admin_level isn't enough. Used in several different ways e.g in maritime contexts.
start_date (date) area Useful if the boundary is very recent (or if it will become effective in a near future).
Connel bridge plate.jpg

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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. The building tags are intended for the physical description of a building: for functions in the building (e.g. police station, church, townhall, museum) you should add additional tags like amenity=*, tourism=*, shop=* etc.

For example mapping building=supermarket is not enough to mark place as having an active supermarket shop, it just marks that building has form typical for supermarket buildings. shop=supermarket must be mapped to indicate an active supermarket shop. On the other hand shop=*/amenity=* is not indicating building by itself, building must be mapped with building=* tag.

Key Value Element Comment Photo

Accommodation

building apartments area A building arranged into individual dwellings, often on separate floors. May also have retail outlets on the ground floor.
Apartments6levels.png
building bungalow area A single-storey detached small house, Dacha.
Bungalow2.jpg
building cabin area A cabin is a small, roughly built house usually with a wood exterior and typically found in rural areas.
Koch Cabin.JPG
building detached area A detached house, a free-standing residential building usually housing a single family.
Residential House USA.JPG
building dormitory area A shared building intended for college/university students (not a share room for multiple occupants as implied by the term in British English). Alternatively, use building=residential plus residential=university and loose the information that it is for students.
Belgrade Dormitory.jpg
building farm area A residential building on a farm (farmhouse). For other buildings see below building=farm_auxiliary, building=barn, … If in your country farmhouse looks same as general residential house then you can tag as building=house as well. See also landuse=farmyard for the surrounding area
Studna před č.1.,Holašovice.JPG
building ger area A permanent or seasonal round yurt or ger used as dwelling.
Gurvger.jpg
building hotel area A building designed with separate rooms available for overnight accommodation. Normally used in conjunction with tourism=hotel for the hotel grounds including recreation areas and parking.
Hcom 1097758 7 b.jpg
building house area A dwelling unit inhabited by a single household (a family or small group sharing facilities such as a kitchen). Houses forming half of a semi-detached pair, or one of a row of terraced houses, should share at least two nodes with joined neighbours, thereby defining the party wall between the properties.
Emptyhouse.jpg
building houseboat area A boat used primarily as a home
Houseboat- Dal Lake, srinagar Kashmir.JPG
building residential area A general tag for a building used primarily for residential purposes. Where additional detail is available consider using 'apartments', 'terrace', 'house', 'detached' or 'semidetached_house'.
Timarpur Residential Complex.jpg
building semidetached_house area A residential house that shares a common wall with another on one side. Typically called a "duplex" in American English.
Semi-detached houses in West Street - geograph.org.uk - 788755.jpg
building static_caravan area A mobile home (semi)permanently left on a single site
67elcona.JPG
building terrace area A single way used to define the outline of a linear row of residential dwellings, each of which normally has its own entrance, which form a terrace ("row-house" or "townhouse" in North American English). Consider defining each dwelling separately using 'house'.
Terraced housing.png

Commercial

building commercial area A building for non-specific commercial activities, not necessarily an office building. Consider tagging the surrounding area using landuse=commercial if there is such use. Use 'retail' if the building consists primarily of shops.
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel.jpg
building industrial area A building for industrial purposes. Use warehouse if the purpose is known to be primarily for storage/distribution. Consider using landuse=industrial for the surrounding area and appropriate tags like man_made=works to describe the industrial activity.
Eley Industrial Estate1.JPG
building kiosk area A small one-room retail building.
Kiosk germany.jpg
building office area An office building. Use office=* where applicable for the business(es) that use the building. Consider tagging the surrounding area using landuse=commercial if it applies. Prefer 'retail' if the building consists primarily of shops.
Buildingoffices.png
building retail area A building primarily used for selling goods that are sold to the public; use shop=* to identify the sort of goods sold or an appropriate amenity=* (pub, cafe, restaurant, etc.). Consider use landuse=retail for the surrounding area.
Macys dep store.JPG
building supermarket area A building constructed to house a self-service large-area store.
Comet - geograph.org.uk - 304074.jpg
building warehouse area A building primarily intended for the storage or goods or as part of a distribution system.
Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen warehouse.jpg

Religious

building cathedral area A building that was built as a cathedral. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=*, denomination=* and landuse=religious for the cathedral grounds where it is in current use.
Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic.jpg
building chapel area A building that was built as a chapel. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=*, denomination=* and landuse=religious for the chapel grounds where it is in current use.
Andachtskapelle des Moorbad Gmös.jpg
building church area A building that was built as a church. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=* , denomination=* and landuse=religious for the church grounds where it is in current use.
Churchstcl.jpg
building monastery area A building constructed as [W] monastery. Often, monasteries are consisting of several distinct buildings with specific functions. For active monasteries (communities), use amenity=monastery, for the grounds of a former monastery, have a look at historic=monastery
Klasztor2.jpg
building mosque area A building errected as mosque. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=*, denomination=* and landuse=religious for the grounds where it is in current use.
Khadija-Moschee (Berlin).jpg
building presbytery area A building where priests live and work.
building religious area Unspecific building related to religion. Prefer more specific values if possible.
Religious syms.svg
building shrine area A building that was built as a shrine. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=*, denomination=* and landuse=religious for the grounds where it is in current use. Small buildings should consider historic=wayside_shrine.
Heiligenhäuschen.JPG
building synagogue area A building that was built as a synagogue. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=*, denomination=* and landuse=religious for the grounds where it is in current use.
Synagogue Florence Italy.JPG
building temple area A building that was built as a temple. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=*, denomination=* and landuse=religious for the grounds where it is in current use.
Hephaistos.temple.AC.02.jpg

Civic/Amenity

building bakehouse area A building that was built as a bakehouse (i.e. for baking bread). Often used in conjunction with another node amenity=baking_oven and oven=wood_fired.
Backhaus-amstetten-dorf.jpg
building civic area A generic tag for a building created to house some civic amenity, for example amenity=community_centre, amenity=library, amenity=toilets, leisure=sports_centre, leisure=swimming_pool, amenity=townhall etc. Use amenity=* or leisure=* etc. to provide further details. See building=public and more specific tags like building=library as well.
Scarborough Civic Centre.jpg
building fire_station area A building constructed as fire station, i.e. to house fire fighting equipment and officers, regardless of current use. Add amenity=fire_station on the grounds for an active fire station.
Blacktown Fire Station - Flickr - Highway Patrol Images.jpg
building government area For government buildings in general, including municipal, provincial and divisional secretaries, government agencies and departments, town halls, (regional) parliaments and court houses.
Ministerio de Defensa Argentina Edificio Libertador.jpg
building hospital area A building errected for a hospital. Use amenity=hospital for the hospital grounds.
Hospital.png
building public area A building constructed as accessible to the general public (a town hall, police station, court house, etc.).
Dominion Public Building.JPG
building toilets area A toilet block.
Shui Tau Tsuen Public Toilet (YL-175) 2014.JPG
building train_station area A building constructed to be a train station building, including buildings that are abandoned and used nowadays for a different purpose.
Dobrepolje train station.jpg
building transportation area A building related to public transport. You will probably want to tag it with proper transport related tag as well, such as public_transport=station. Note that there is a special tag for train station buildings - building=train_station.
Kusatsu-Onsen Bus Station.jpg
building kindergarten area For any generic kindergarten buildings. Buildings for specific uses (sports halls etc.) should be tagged for their purpose. If there is currently a kindergarten in the building, use amenity=kindergarten on the perimeter of the kindergarten grounds.
Unterhaus keilhau.jpg
building school area A building errected as school. Buildings for specific uses (sports halls etc.) should be tagged for their purpose. If there is currently a school, use amenity=school on the perimeter of the school grounds.
Convent School's Pippal - Convent School Rawalpindi.jpg
building university area A university building. Use amenity=university for the university as an institution.
University College Oxford.jpg
building college area A college building. Use amenity=college on the whole college area to represent the college as an institution.
(1)Hornsby TAFE.jpg

Agricultural/Plant production

building barn area An agricultural building used for storage and as a covered workplace.
EJFrykBarn.jpg
building conservatory area A building or room having glass or tarpaulin roofing and walls used as an indoor garden or a sunroom (winter garden).
Phipps Conservatory winter 2015 welcome center.jpg
building cowshed area A cowshed (cow barn, cow house) is a building for housing cows, usually found on farms.
Cowhouse Hrazany2.jpg
building farm_auxiliary area A building on a farm that is not a dwelling (use 'farm' or 'house' for the farm house).
Horseshoe Barn.jpg
building greenhouse area A greenhouse is a glass or plastic covered building used to grow plants. Use landuse=greenhouse_horticulture for an area containing multiple greenhouses
Greenhouse 1.JPG
building slurry_tank area A circular building built to hold a liquid mix of primarily animal excreta (also known as slurry).
Gylletank30m.jpg
building stable area A stable is a building where horses are kept.
Häststall Elfviks gård dec 2008.jpg
building sty area A sty (pigsty, pig ark, pig-shed) is a building for raising domestic pigs, usually found on farms.
Schweinehütten.jpg

Sports

building grandstand area The main stand, usually roofed, commanding the best view for spectators at racecourses or sports grounds.
Grandstand, Cluden Racecourse, 2000.jpg
building pavilion area A sports pavilion usually with changing rooms, storage areas and possibly an space for functions & events. Avoid using this term for other structures called pavilions by architects (see [W] Pavilion)
LeytonCricketGround.JPG
building riding_hall area A building that was built as a riding hall.
Ehem. Landgestüt Landshut Reithalle.JPG
building sports_hall area A building that was built as a sports hall.
Kruunupyy sports hall 2017.jpg
building stadium area A building constructed to be a stadium building, including buildings that are abandoned and used nowadays for a different purpose.
Nepstadion1.jpg

Storage

building hangar area A hangar is a building used for the storage of airplanes, helicopters or space-craft. Consider adding aeroway=hangar, when appropriate.
IMPA hangar.jpg
building hut area A hut is a small and crude shelter. Note that this word has two meanings - it may be synonym of building=shed, it may be a residential building of low quality.
Kennedy's hut edit.jpg
building shed area A shed is a simple, single-storey structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop.
Schuppen 7235.jpg

Cars

building carport area A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. Unlike most structures a carport does not have four walls, and usually has one or two.
Carport-gewölbt.jpg
building garage area A garage is a building suitable for the storage of one or possibly more motor vehicle or similar. See building=garages for larger shared buildings. For an aircraft garage, see building=hangar.
Two-Car Garage.jpg
building garages area A building that consists of a number of discrete storage spaces for different owners/tenants. See also building=garage.
Landbouwstraat garages.jpg
building parking area Structure purpose-built for parking cars.
Gießen-Uniklinik-Parkhaus.jpg

Power/Technical buildings

building digester area A digester is a bioreactor for the production of inflatable biogas from biomass.
2012-05-13 Nordsee-Luftbilder DSCF8567.jpg
building service area Service building usually is a small unmanned building with certain machinery (like pumps or transformers).
Service building.png
building transformer_tower area A transformer tower is a characteristic tall building comprising a distribution transformer and constructed to connect directly to a medium voltage overhead power line. Quite often the power line has since been undergrounded but the building may still serve as a substation. If the building is still in use as a substation it should additionally be tagged as power=substation + substation=minor_distribution.
OesterSkovVejHad.jpg
building water_tower area A water tower
Bad Schwartau - Wasserturm.JPG

Other Buildings

building military area A military building. Also use military=*.
building bunker area A hardened military building. Also use military=bunker.
Slavonický les, bunkr 01.jpg
building bridge area A building used as a bridge. To map a gatehouse use building=gatehouse. See also bridge=yes for highway=*. Don't use this tag just for marking bridges (their outlines). For such purposes use man_made=bridge.
Ponte Veccio1.JPG
building construction area Used for buildings under construction. Use construction=* to hold the value for the completed building.
Riga, stavba.jpg
building container area For a container used as a permanent building. Do not map containers placed temporarily, for example used in shipping or contraction.
Sparkasse Jena SB-Container.jpg
building marquee area For a tent or easily demountable tent-like building.
Marquee tent with 4 peacks.jpg
building gatehouse area An entry control point building, spanning over a highway that enters a city or compound.
Gatehouse-abdij van park-inside.jpg
building roof area A structure that consists of a roof with open sides, such as a rain shelter, and also gas stations
Preem Karlskrona.jpg
building ruins area Frequently used for a house or other building that is abandoned and in poor repair. However, some believe this usage is incorrect, and the tag should only be used for buildings constructed as fake ruins (for example sham ruins in an English landscape garden). See also lifecycle tagging.
ARZAKAN Ghuki Monastery Եկեղեցական համալիր «Գհուկի վանք» (Բոլորահար) 12.JPG
building tree_house area An accommodation, often designed as a small hut, sometimes also as a room or small apartment. Built on tree posts or on a natural tree. A tree house has no contact with the ground. Access via ladders, stairs or bridgeways.
Proper tree house.jpg
building yes area Use this value where it is not possible to determine a more specific value.
building user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo, generally building types

Additional Attributes

entrance yes | main | exit | service | emergency node An entrance in a building. Replaces the deprecated tag building=entrance.
SF City Hall door.JPG
height number node area The height of the building in meters.
Height.png
building:flats number node area The number of residential units (flats, apartments) in an apartment building (building=apartments), residential building (building=residential), house (building=house), detached house (building=detached) or similar building.
building:levels number node area The number of visible levels (floors) in the building as used in the Simple 3D buildings scheme
Building-levels.png
building:max_level number area maximum indoor level (floors) in the building as used in the Simple Indoor Tagging scheme
building:min_level number area minimum indoor level (floors) in the building as used in the Simple Indoor Tagging scheme
non_existent_levels number area list of indoor levels (floors) that do not exists in the building as used in the Simple Indoor Tagging scheme
start_date date node area The (approximated) date when the building was finished.
Connel bridge plate.jpg
building:fireproof yes | no node area Fire-resistance information.
soft_storey yes | no | reinforced node area A building where any one level is significantly more flexible (less stiff) than those above and below it

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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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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.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering carto Examples

Roads

These are the principal tags for the road network. They range from the most to least important.

highway motorway way A restricted access major divided highway, normally with 2 or more running lanes plus emergency hard shoulder. Equivalent to the Freeway, Autobahn, etc..
Rendering-highway motorway neutral.png
  • Auckland Northern Motorway, New Zealand
  • I-10, Houston, Texas, USA
highway trunk way The most important roads in a country's system that aren't motorways. (Need not necessarily be a divided highway.)
Rendering-highway trunk carto.png
  • L3005, Eschborn, Germany
  • Cat and Fiddle Road, England
highway primary way The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link larger towns.)
Rendering-highway primary neutral.png
  • Hunsrückhöhenstraße, Kappel, Germany
  • Tanami Road, Australia
highway secondary way The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link towns.)
Rendering-highway secondary neutral.png
  • L134, Meyenburg, Schwanewede, Germany
  • Vatnsnesvegur, Iceland
highway tertiary way The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link smaller towns and villages)
Rendering-highway tertiary neutral.png
  • Bergedorfer Straße, Worpswede, Germany
  • Canol Road, Yukon, Canada
highway unclassified way The least important through roads in a country's system – i.e. minor roads of a lower classification than tertiary, but which serve a purpose other than access to properties. (Often link villages and hamlets.)

The word 'unclassified' is a historical artefact of the UK road system and does not mean that the classification is unknown; you can use highway=road for that.

Rendering-highway unclassified.png
  • Highway unclassified-photo.jpg
  • Kuskealleen, Vordingborg, Denmark
highway residential way Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing.
Rendering-highway residential.png
  • Residential.jpg
  • Main Street, Elko, Nevada, USA

Link roads

highway motorway_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a motorway from/to a motorway or lower class highway. Normally with the same motorway restrictions.
Rendering-highway motorway link.png
A5 exit link to A672, Darmstadt, Germany
highway trunk_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a trunk road from/to a trunk road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway trunk link.png
A7 / OAL23 interchange, Nesselwang, Germany
highway primary_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a primary road from/to a primary road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway primary link.png
B20 exit and entrance to Brunn, Fridolfing, Germany
highway secondary_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a secondary road from/to a secondary road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway secondary link.png
highway tertiary_link way The link roads (sliproads/ramps) leading to/from a tertiary road from/to a tertiary road or lower class highway.
Rendering-highway tertiary link.png

Special road types

highway living_street way For living streets, which are residential streets where pedestrians have legal priority over cars, speeds are kept very low and where children are allowed to play on the street.
Living street osm.png
beginning of a living street with a paving stones surface and some trees and cars parking at the sides
highway service way area For access roads to, or within an industrial estate, camp site, business park, car park, alleys, etc. Can be used in conjunction with service=* to indicate the type of usage and with access=* to indicate who can use it and in what circumstances.
Rendering-highway service.png
Alley.jpg
highway pedestrian way area For roads used mainly/exclusively for pedestrians in shopping and some residential areas which may allow access by motorised vehicles only for very limited periods of the day. To create a 'square' or 'plaza' create a closed way and tag as pedestrian and also with area=yes.
Pedestrian with area osm.png
Cambridge Rd - geograph.org.uk - 1189572.jpg
highway track way Roads for mostly agricultural or forestry uses. To describe the quality of a track, see tracktype=*. Note: Although tracks are often rough with unpaved surfaces, this tag is not describing the quality of a road but its use. Consequently, if you want to tag a general use road, use one of the general highway values instead of track.
Rendering-highway track.png
  • Frühlingslandschft Aaretal Schweiz.jpg
  • Asphalt track.jpg
highway bus_guideway way A busway where the vehicle guided by the way (though not a railway) and is not suitable for other traffic. Please note: this is not a normal bus lane, use access=no, psv=yes instead!
Rendering-highway-bus guideway-mapnik.png
Mercedes-Benz O 305 on guided busway in Adelaide.jpg
highway escape way For runaway truck ramps, runaway truck lanes, emergency escape ramps, or truck arrester beds. It enables vehicles with braking failure to safely stop.
A7-Notbremsweg.jpg
highway raceway way A course or track for (motor) racing
Rendering-highway-raceway-mapnik.png
Raceway.jpg
highway road way A road/way/street/motorway/etc. of unknown type. It can stand for anything ranging from a footpath to a motorway. This tag should only be used temporarily until the road/way/etc. has been properly surveyed. If you do know the road type, do not use this value, instead use one of the more specific highway=* values.
Rendering-highway-road-mapnik.png
Road.png
highway busway way A dedicated roadway for bus rapid transit systems
grade-seperated section of busway outside of station

Paths

highway footway way area For designated footpaths; i.e., mainly/exclusively for pedestrians. This includes walking tracks and gravel paths. If bicycles are allowed as well, you can indicate this by adding a bicycle=yes tag. Should not be used for paths where the primary or intended usage is unknown. Use highway=pedestrian for pedestrianised roads in shopping or residential areas and highway=track if it is usable by agricultural or similar vehicles.
Rendering-highway footway.png
Footway in Stowupland - geograph.org.uk - 1044849.jpg
highway bridleway way For horse riders. Pedestrians are usually also permitted, cyclists may be permitted depending on local rules/laws. Motor vehicles are forbidden.
Rendering-highway bridleway.png
Bridleway-reitweg-de.jpg
highway steps way For flights of steps (stairs) on footways. Use with step_count=* to indicate the number of steps
Rendering-highway steps.png
Steps.jpg
highway corridor way For a hallway inside of a building.
HK TST Star House mall corridor interior shop signs Sept-2012.JPG
highway path way A non-specific path. Use highway=footway for paths mainly for walkers, highway=cycleway for one also usable by cyclists, highway=bridleway for ones available to horse riders as well as walkers and highway=track for ones which is passable by agriculture or similar vehicles.
Path osm.png
GuideFootPathCycleYes.jpg

When sidewalk/crosswalk is tagged as a separate way

footway sidewalk way Sidewalk that runs typically along residential road. Use in combination with highway=footway or highway=path
Rendering-highway footway.png
200806 Berlin 91sidewalk.jpg
footway crossing way Crosswalk that connects two sidewalks on the opposite side of the road. Often recognized by painted markings on the road, road sign or traffic lights. Use in combination with highway=footway or highway=path. Useful information is presence of tactile_paving=*, wheelchair=* suitability and kerb=* represented as a node on the crosswalk way.
Rendering-highway footway.png
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg

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

sidewalk both | left | right | no way Specifies that the highways has sidewalks on both sides, on one side or no sidewalk at all
Sidewalk and zebra-crossing.jpg

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

highway cycleway way For designated cycleways. Add foot=*, though it may be avoided if default-access-restrictions do apply.
Cycleway osm.png
Separated cycleway with traffic sign

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

cycleway lane way A lane is a route that lies within the roadway
Cycle trackinroad.jpg
cycleway opposite way Used on ways with oneway=yes where it is legally permitted to cycle in both directions. Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
Sul bxl 01.JPG
cycleway opposite_lane way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a cycling lane going the opposite direction of normal traffic flow (a "contraflow" lane). Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
Fr-C24a ex3-Conditions particulieres par voie-velo.gif
cycleway track way A track provides a route that is separated from traffic. In the United States, this term is often used to refer to bike lanes that are separated from lanes for cars by pavement buffers, bollards, parking lanes, and curbs. Note that a cycle track may alternatively be drawn as a separate way next to the road which is tagged as highway=cycleway.
Cycle nexttoroad.jpg
cycleway opposite_track way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a cycling track going the opposite direction of normal traffic flow. Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
549c Spitzenkiel140923.jpg
cycleway share_busway way There is a bus lane that cyclists are permitted to use.
Busandbike.jpg
cycleway opposite_share_busway way Used on ways with oneway=yes that have a bus lane that cyclists are also permitted to use, and which go in the opposite direction to normal traffic flow (a "contraflow" bus lane). Used together with oneway:bicycle=no.
2010-01-02 15.19.16.jpg
cycleway shared_lane way Cyclists share a lane with motor vehicles, but there are markings indicating that they should share the lane with motorists. In some places these markings are known as "sharrows" ('sharing arrows') and this is the tag to use for those.
Sharrows Toronto 2011.jpg
busway lane way Bus lane on both sides of the road. (See also: Parallel scheme for bus/psv lane tagging lanes:bus=* / lanes:psv=*)
2010-01-02 15.19.16.jpg

Lifecycle

highway proposed way For planned roads, use with proposed=* and a value of the proposed highway value.
highway construction way For roads under construction. Use construction=* to hold the value for the completed road.
Highway construction 200805041655.png
different colours
12Jan05 04.jpg

Attributes

abutters commercial | industrial | mixed | residential | retail etc. way See Key:abutters for more details.
Dscf1376-600.jpg
bicycle_road yes way A bicycle road is a road designated for bicycles. If residential streets get the status of bicycle roads, normally, by special signs, motor traffic is admitted with limited speed, often only for residents.
456Humboldtstr.jpg
bus_bay both | left | right way A bus bay outside the main carriageway for boarding/alighting
1033@970.jpg
destination <place name of destination> way Destination when following a linear feature
Japanese Road sign (Direction and Lane A).svg
embedded_rails yes | <type of railway> way A highway on which non-railway traffic is also allowed has railway tracks embedded in it but the rails are mapped as separate ways.
Ruusulankatu tram rails (at lat 60.18206, lon 24.92450) heading NW.jpg
ford yes node way The road crosses through stream or river, vehicles must enter any water.
Map feature ford.jpg
ice_road yes way A highway is laid upon frozen water basin, definitely doesn't exist in summer.
Pechora crossing.jpg
incline Number % | ° | up | down node way Incline steepness as percents ("5%") or degrees ("20°"). Positive/negative values indicate movement upward/downwards in the direction of the way.
Incline17.jpg
junction roundabout way closed way This automatically implies oneway=yes, the oneway direction is defined by the sequential ordering of nodes within the Way. This applies on a way, tagged with highway=* already.
Mapping-Features-Roundabout-Simple.png
Roundabout.jpg
lanes <number> way The number of traffic lanes for general purpose traffic, also for buses and other specific classes of vehicle.
NLEx 6 Lanes.jpg
lit yes | no nodewayarea Street lighting
Berlin speer-leuchte.jpg
maxspeed <number> way Specifies the maximum legal speed limit on a road, railway or waterway.
Maxspeed.svg
motorroad yes | no way node The motorroad tag is used to describe highways that have motorway-like access restrictions but that are not a motorway.
120px-Zeichen 331.svg.png
mountain_pass yes node The highest point of a mountain pass.
Mountain pass.jpg
mtb:scale 0-6 way Applies to highway=path and highway=track. A classification scheme for mtb trails (few inclination and downhill).
Difficulty gauge for the grants process.png
mtb:scale:uphill 0-5 way A classification scheme for mtb trails for going uphill if there is significant inclination.
Difficulty gauge for the grants process.png
mtb:scale:imba 0-4 way The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System shall be used for bikeparks. It is adapted to mtb trails with artificial obstacles.
mtb:description Text way Applies to highway=path and highway=track. A key to input variable infos related to mtbiking on a way with human words
oneway yes | no | reversible way Oneway streets are streets where you are only allowed to drive in one direction.
Oneway schildhb.jpg
overtaking yes | no | caution | both | forward | backward way Specifying sections of roads where overtaking is legally forbidden. Use overtaking:forward=yes/no/caution and overtaking:backward=yes/no/caution when it depends on driving direction.
Overtakinglines.jpg
parking:condition free | ticket | disc | residents | customers | private way Specifying the parking conditions (terms). See parking:condition=* for more details.
parking:lane parallel | diagonal | perpendicular | marked | no_parking | no_stopping | fire_lane. way Specifying the parking space. See parking:lane=* for more details.
Parkingonstreetlanes2nowide.png
passing_places yes way A way which has frequent passing places (See also: highway=passing_place)
Single-track.jpg
priority_road designated | yes_unposted | end way Specifying roads signposted as priority roads.
Vienna Convention road sign B3-V1.svg
sac_scale hiking | mountain_hiking | demanding_mountain_hiking | alpine_hiking | demanding_alpine_hiking | difficult_alpine_hiking way Applies to highway=path and highway=footway. A classification scheme for hiking trails.
Mountain hiking.jpg
service alley | driveway | parking_aisle etc. way See Key:service for more details.
Seattle - alley north from S Jackson between Western & 1st - A.jpg
smoothness excellent | good | intermediate | bad | very_bad | horrible | very_horrible | impassable way See Key:smoothness for more details.
Jena Track roots.jpg
surface paved | unpaved | asphalt | concrete | paving_stones | sett | cobblestone | metal | wood | compacted | fine_gravel | gravel | pebblestone | plastic | grass_paver | grass | dirt | earth | mud | sand | ground way See Key:surface for more details.
Transportation in Tanzania Traffic problems.JPG
tactile_paving yes | no node way area A paving in the ground to be followed with a blindman's stick. Not to be rendered on standard maps.
Tactile paving.jpg
tracktype grade1 | grade2 | grade3 | grade4 | grade5 way To describe the quality of the surface. See Key:tracktype for more information.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade1.png
Surface grade1.jpg
traffic_calming bump | hump | table | island | cushion | yes | etc. node way See Key:traffic calming for more details.
Traffic calming example.jpg
trail_visibility excellent | good | intermediate | bad | horrible | no way Applies to highway=path, highway=footway, highway=cycleway and highway=bridleway. A classification for hiking trails visibility
Trail visibility good.jpg
trailblazed yes | no | poles | cairns | symbols way Applies to highway=*. Describing trail blazing and marking. See Key:trailblazed for more information.
Trail blazing 10.jpg
trailblazed:visibility excellent | good | intermediate | bad | horrible | no way Applies to trailblazed=*. A classification for visibility of trailblazing. See Key:trailblazed:visibility for more information.
turn left | slight_left | through | right | slight_right | merge_to_left | merge_to_right | reverse way The key turn can be used to specify the direction in which a way or a lane will lead.
Zeichen 297 - Richtungspfeile, StVO 1970.svg
width <number> way The width of a feature.
Height.png
winter_road yes way A highway functions during winter, probably can't be driven in summer.
Anuisk bilibino sever66.jpg

Other highway features

highway bus_stop node A small bus stop. Optionally one may also use public_transport=stop_position for the position where the vehicle stops and public_transport=platform for the place where passengers wait.
Bus stop.12.svg
Bus prumyslova.jpg
highway crossing node A.k.a. crosswalk. Pedestrians can cross a street here; e.g., zebra crossing
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
highway elevator node way An elevator or lift, used to travel vertically, providing passenger and freight access between pathways at different floor levels.
Elevator-12.svg
240 Sparks Elevators.jpg
highway emergency_bay node way An area beside a highway where you can safely stop your car in case of breakdown or emergency.
Fr-C8-Emplacement d'arret d'urgence.gif
highway emergency_access_point node Sign number which can be used to define your current position in case of an emergency. Use with ref=NUMBER_ON_THE_SIGN
Anfahrpunkt HP 108.jpg
highway give_way node A "give way," or "Yield" sign
Give way.jpg
emergency phone node A calling device can be used to tell on your current position in case of an emergency. Use with ref=NUMBER_ON_THE_SIGN
Borne SOS.jpg
highway milestone node Highway location marker
3marcoquilometriconovo.png
highway mini_roundabout node Similar to roundabouts, but at the center there is either a painted circle or a fully traversable island. In case of an untraversable center island, junction=roundabout should be used.

Rendered as anti-clockwise by default direction=anticlockwise. To render clockwise add the tag direction=clockwise.

Mapping-Features-Mini-Roundabout.png
Mini-roundabout.jpg
highway motorway_junction node Indicates a junction (UK) or exit (US). ref=* should be set to the exit number or junction identifier. (Some roads – e.g., the A14 – also carry junction numbers, so the tag may be encountered elsewhere despite its name)
Mapnik-Motorway-Junction.png
Dscf0242 600.jpg
highway passing_place node The location of a passing space
Ausweichstelle.jpg
highway platform node way area A platform at a bus stop or station.
Rendering-highway railway platform line.png
Bayview trstwy.jpg
highway rest_area node area Place where drivers can leave the road to rest, but not refuel.
Rendering-highway-services-mapnik.jpg
Wentworth terrain.jpg
highway speed_camera node A fixed road-side or overhead speed camera.
Speed camera.jpg
highway street_lamp node A street light, lamppost, street lamp, light standard, or lamp standard is a raised source of light on the edge of a road, which is turned on or lit at a certain time every night
Litpath.jpg
highway services node area A service station to get food and eat something, often found at motorways
Mapping Features Motorway service area.jpg
De lucht.jpg
highway stop node A stop sign
STOP sign.jpg
highway traffic_mirror node Mirror that reflects the traffic on one road when direct view is blocked.
Verkehrsspiegel.JPG
highway traffic_signals node Lights that control the traffic
Rendering-traffic singals.jpg
Ampel.jpg
highway trailhead node Designated place to start on a trail or route
Ancient Lakes Trailhead - panoramio.jpg
highway turning_circle node A turning circle is a rounded, widened area usually, but not necessarily, at the end of a road to facilitate easier turning of a vehicle. Also known as a cul de sac.
Mapping-Features-Turning-Circle.png
Turning circle.jpg
highway turning_loop node A widened area of a highway with a non-traversable island for turning around, often circular and at the end of a road.
Turning circle - geograph.org.uk - 991834.jpg
highway toll_gantry node A toll gantry is a gantry suspended over a way, usually a motorway, as part of a system of electronic toll collection. For a toll booth with any kind of barrier or booth see: barrier=toll_booth
ZA toll gantry.png
highway User Defined node way All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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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.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
historic aircraft node area A decommissioned aircraft which generally remains in one place
Historic aircraft monki.JPG
historic aqueduct way area A historic structure to convey water
Pont Du Gard.JPG
historic archaeological_site node area A place in which evidence of past activity is preserved
Archaeological-site-16.svg
Dscf0105 600.jpg
historic battlefield node area The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past. This could be on land or at sea.
Fort Donelson river battery (1).jpg
historic bomb_crater node area A bomb crater.
Fort Douaumont Ende 1916.jpg
historic building node area If it's not clear what type a historic building has, it can be tagged as a generic building.
Castillo Trausnitz, Landshut, Alemania, 2012-05-27, DD 18.JPG
historic cannon node A historic/retired cannon. Usually found at on forts or battlefields.
Muzzle loading cannons at the Swedish Naval Museum (6648150909).jpg
historic castle node area Castles are (often fortified) buildings from medieval and modern times. Other languages
Castle-14.svg
Dscf0226 600.jpg
historic castle_wall way area A  defensive wall (fortification) surrounding the  bailey of a castle.
City-wall-render-eg1.png
Delitzsch Stadtmauer.jpg
historic charcoal_pile way area Historic site of a charcoal pile. Often still in good condition in hilly forest areas.
Charcoal pile 06.jpg
historic church node A building with historical value for Christian religious activities, particularly for worship services.
Sant Vasily cathedral in Moscow.JPG
historic city_gate node area A  city gate (or town gate) is a gate within a city wall.
City-gate-14.svg
Spaarnwouder- of Amsterdamse poort.jpg
historic citywalls way area A  defensive wall is a fortification used to protect a city or settlement from potential aggressors.
City-wall-render-eg1.png
Delitzsch Stadtmauer.jpg
historic farm node area A historical farm, kept in its original state.
Memorial-Day-2003.jpg
historic fort node area A military fort – distinct from a castle as it is generally more modern
Historic-fort.svg
Komárom Fortress 03.jpg
historic gallows node relation A structure designed for capital punishment by hanging.
Beerfelder-galgen-2007.jpg
historic highwater_mark node A marker for indicating past flood.
Hochwassermarke Schwaebisch Gmuend 1912.jpg
historic locomotive node area A decommissioned locomotive which generally remains in one place.
Ambarawa locomotief.jpg
historic manor node area Historic  manors /  mansions
Manor-14.svg
Gut Panker Herrenhaus.jpg
historic memorial node area Much like a monument, but smaller. Might range from a WWII memorial to a simple plate on a wall.
Memorial-16.svg
CIMG4191.JPG
historic mine node area Abandoned underground mine workings for minerals such as coal or lead.
Wieliczka kopalnia soli 3.jpg
historic mine_shaft node area Vertical shafts of a historic mine
Abandoned Mine Shaft At Phantom Falls.jpg
historic milestone node A historic marker that shows the distance to important destinations.
Jt meilenstein.jpg
historic monastery node area An historic monastery. See Also amenity=monastery.
Malbork Zamek Wysoki kruzganek.jpg
historic monument node area A memorial object, wich is especially large (one can go inside, walk on or through it) or high enough (see the examples), built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or to commemorate an event. Other languages
Monument-16.svg
Monument.JPG
historic optical_telegraph node area Historic optical telegraph
Telegraf-flittard.jpg
historic pillory node A construction designed to immobilitate and humiliate a person who was convicted in lower courts.
Kirchberg pranger.jpg
historic railway_car node area A decommissioned railway car which generally remains in one place.
Historic railway car tokyo.JPG
historic ruins node area Remains of structures that were once complete, but have fallen into partial or complete disrepair. If the type of original structure is known or apparent it can be described using ruins=*, e.g. ruins=castle.

Alternative tagging is historic=castle, ruins=yes.
See the proposal and discussion at Proposed features/ruins for ruins of historic buildings.

Dscf1813-800.jpg
historic rune_stone node A  runestone is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription.
U 240, Lingsberg.JPG
historic ship node area A decommissioned ship or submarine
Aurora Cruiser Museum StPetersburg.JPG
historic stone node area A stone shaped or placed by man with historical value.
Stein1811.jpg
historic tank node area A decommissioned tank which generally remains in one place.
T-34 am Sowjetischen Ehrenmal im Tiergarten.jpg
historic tomb node area Historic tomb
Grob2.jpg
historic tower node area Historic tower
historic tree_shrine node A single tree of a religious figure mounted onto a tree. Use natural=tree + historic=wayside_shrine instead.
Tree Shrine - Giritzer, Mautern an der Donau, Österreich - 02.JPG
historic vehicle node area A decommissioned land-based vehicle which generally remains in one place
FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier.jpg
historic wayside_cross node area A historical (usually christian) cross. Frequently found along the way in Southern Germany, Austria and probably elsewhere.
Christian.9.svg
Wegkreuz.jpg
historic wayside_shrine node area A historical shrine often showing a religious depiction. Frequently found along the way in Southern Germany, Austria and probably elsewhere.
Wayside shrine.svg
2003-10-11 tanner moor 36.JPG
historic wreck node area Nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed.
LovilleWreckRedsea.jpg
historic yes node area Used to add the historic significance of the objects described by other tags.
historic user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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Landuse

This is used to describe the purpose for which an area of land is being used. See the page Landuse for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Description Rendering Photo

Common Landuse Key Values - Developed land

landuse commercial node area Predominantly commercial businesses and their offices. Commercial businesses which sell goods should be categorised as landuse=retail. Commercial businesses can sell services on site and may include private Doctor's Surgeries, and those non-government services for mental and physical health, such as a Counsellor's or Physiotherapist's practice or Veterinary. Government services and businesses should not use this tag. Commercial businesses can also include office buildings and business parks which have limited interface with the public and sell their services either on site, or externally. Commercial businesses have low amounts of public foot traffic.
Landuse-commercial.png
Cambourne Business Park - geograph.org.uk - 15908.jpg
landuse construction node area A site which is under active development and construction of a building or structure, including any purposeful alteration to the land or vegetation upon it. Abandoned construction projects and sites should not use this tag.
Rendering-landuse-construction-mapnik.png
Landuse construction.jpg
landuse education node area An area predominately used for educational purposes/facilities.
Stąporków, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 2.jpg
landuse industrial node area Predominantly industrial landuses such as workshops, factories, or warehouses.
Landuse-industrial.png
Rehuraisio feed plant in Oulu 2008 001.jpg
landuse residential node area Land where people reside; predominantly residential detached (single houses, grouped dwellings), or attached (apartments, flats, units) dwellings. For "Mixed-Use" areas where more than half of the land is residential, tag as residential.
See also: Land use and areas of natural land § Open questions
Rendering-area-landuse-residential.png
Lawrenceville.jpg
landuse retail node area Predominantly retail businesses such as shops. Retail businesses sell physical goods such as food (prepared or grocery), clothing, medicine, stationary, appliances, tools, or other similar physical items. Retail businesses have high amounts of public foot traffic. Retail businesses do not exclusively provide or sell their services. For businesses which sell services see landuse=commercial.

Generally a member of the public could freely walk into and access a retail business. Retail is a subset of commercial, but should be used and treated as mutually exclusive in OpenStreetMap.

Landuse-retail.png
Trocadero - London 1.jpg
Key Value Element Description Rendering Photo

Common Landuse Key Values - Rural and agricultural land

landuse allotments node area A piece of land given over to local residents for growing vegetables and flowers.
Landuse-allotments.png
Schrebergaerten.jpg
landuse farmland area An area of farmland used for tillage (cereals, vegetables, oil plants, flowers).
Rendering-landuse-farm-mapnik.png
Rye field.jpg
landuse farmyard area An area of land with farm buildings like farmhouse, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.
Rendering-area-landuse farmyard-mapnik.png
Farmyard.jpg


landuse flowerbed area An area designated for flowers
Brussels floral carpet B.jpg
landuse forest node area Managed forest or woodland plantation (Other languages). Some use this to map an area of trees rather than the use of the land. See Forest.
Landuse-forest.png
Fort Nelson Forestry.JPG
landuse meadow node area A meadow or pasture: land primarily vegetated by grass and non-woody plants, mainly used for hay or grazing
Landuse Meadow.png
Mottey.jpg
landuse orchard node area intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production
Orchard.png
Altesland2.jpg
landuse vineyard node area A piece of land where grapes are grown.
Landuse-vineyard.png
739px-Grape vines.jpg
Key Value Element Description Rendering Photo

Other Landuse Key Values

landuse basin node area An area artificially graded to hold water.
Together with basin=* for stormwater/rainwater infiltration/detention/retention basins.
Other languages.
Base layer water.png
Boneyard Detention Basin 2006.jpg
landuse brownfield node area Describes land scheduled for new development where old buildings have been demolished and cleared
Landuse-brownfield.png
Former Brickworks ... - geograph.org.uk - 56268.jpg
landuse cemetery node area Place for burials. You can add religion=* (values listed in the place of worship page). Smaller places (e.g. with a church nearby) may use amenity=grave_yard instead.
Landuse-cemetery.png
Cemetery-photo.JPG
landuse conservation area Protected areas (deprecated) Alternate tagging of same thing: boundary=protected_area, protected_area=*
landuse depot area An area used as a depot for e.g. vehicles (trains, buses or trams). Consider using rather standard landuse tags like landuse=railway, landuse=commercial, landuse=industrial, with subtag like industrial=depot. currently not rendered by osm-carto
RET remise Beverwaard (2).JPG
landuse garages area One level buildings with boxes commonly for cars, usually made of brick and metal. Usually this area belong to garage cooperative with own name, chairman, budget, rules, security, etc.
Rendering-area-landuse garages-mapnik.png
Garages.jpg
landuse grass node area An area of mown and managed grass. Some view this as not a landuse, see the main page landuse=grass for information.
Mapnik landuse grass .png
Grasss.jpg
landuse greenfield node area Describes land scheduled for new development where there have been no buildings before. A greenfield is scheduled to turn into a construction site
Rendering-area-landuse greenfield-mapnik.png
Greenfields - geograph.org.uk - 1202824.jpg
landuse greenhouse_horticulture area Area used for growing plants in greenhouses
Rendering-landuse-farm-mapnik.png
Greenhouses westland.jpg


landuse landfill node area Place where waste is dumped.
Rendering-landuse-landfill-mapnik.png
Landfill.jpg
landuse military node area For land areas owned/used by the military for whatever purpose
Rendering-landuse-military-mapnik.png
REUNION 2007 04.jpg
landuse plant_nursery area intentional planting of plants maintaining for the production of new plants
Landuse plant nursery.png
Cutchogue - Oregon Road - Plant Nursery.jpg
landuse port area coastal industrial area where commercial traffic is handled. Consider using landuse=industrial + industrial=port for this type of industrial area. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Churchill Seaport 1996-08-12.jpg
landuse quarry node area Surface mineral extraction
Rendering-landuse-quarry-mapnik.png
Steinbruch.jpg
landuse railway area Area for railway use, generally off-limits to the general public
Landuse-industrial.png
OahuRailway&LandCo-switchtrack-signal.JPG
landuse recreation_ground node area An open green space for general recreation, which may include pitches, nets and so on, usually municipal but possibly also private to colleges or companies
Landuse-recreation ground.png
Outdoor gym in Parque de Bateria, Torremolinos.JPG
landuse religious node area An area used for religious purposes
Landuse-religious ground.png
Cerkiew w Komańczy by Verid1st 09.JPG
landuse reservoir node area A ReservoirLua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".. Less popular variant of natural=water + water=reservoir. See also the approved water details proposal and pointers to discussion on talk page.
Landuse-reservoir.png
Amagase Dam.jpg
landuse salt_pond area A place where sea water is evaporated to extract its salt
Rendering-landuse-salt-pond.png
Salt ponds SF Bay (dro!d).jpg
landuse village_green node area An area of common land, usually grass, in the centre of a village (quintessentially English – defined separately from 'common land' under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and the Commons Act 2006).
This tag is more used to tag all sorts of mixed vegetation, mostly in urban areas. Hence the above definition probably needs to be adjusted to fit the real use of it.
Landuse-village green.png
GrettonVillageGreen.jpg
landuse winter_sports node area An area dedicated to winter sports (e.g. skiing)
First run (3373949916).jpg
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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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See: Generic:Map Features:place

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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Additional attributes

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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.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering carto Photo

Tracks

railway abandoned Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The course of a former railway which has been abandoned and the track removed. The course is still recognized through embankments, cuttings, tree rows, bridges, tunnels, remaining track ties, building shapes and rolling or straight ways. For demolished rails that are no longer identifiable, e.g. that have been built over, use railway=razed currently not rendered by osm-carto
Abbey Barn Lane Bridge, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.jpg
railway construction Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Railway under construction.
Rendering-railway construction-125.png
Verlegen FF Rheda.jpg
railway disused Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A section of railway which is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remains in place. The track is likely overgrown.
Rendering-railway disused-125.png
Disused railtrack 101 5351.jpg
railway funicular Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Cable driven inclined railways on a steep slope, with a pair of cars connected by one cable
Rendering-railway light rail funicular narrow gauge-125.png
Vilnius funicular.jpg
railway light_rail Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A higher-standard tram system, normally in its own right-of-way. Often it connects towns and thus reaches a considerable length (tens of kilometers).
Rendering-railway light rail funicular narrow gauge-125.png
Pittsburgh LRT 4305 47L Gateway to Library April 2008.jpg
railway miniature Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Miniature railways are narrower than narrow gauge and carry passengers, frequently at an exact scale of "standard-sized" rail (for example "1/4 scale"). They can often be found in parks.
Rendering-railway miniature.png
3871553552 f2204c3d83 o.jpg
railway monorail Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A railway with only a single rail. A monorail can run above the rail like in Las Vegas and Disneyland or can suspend below the rail like the Wuppertal Schwebebahn (Germany).
Rendering-railway monorail.png
Monorail in Kuala Lumpur
railway narrow_gauge Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Narrow-gauge passenger or freight trains. Narrow gauge railways can have mainline railway service like the Rhaetian Railway in Switzerland or can be a small light industrial railway. Use gauge=* to specify the actual width of rails in mm.
Rendering-railway light rail funicular narrow gauge-125.png
Narrow gauge.jpg
railway preserved Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A railway running historic trains, usually a tourist attraction. Using railway:preserved=yes is an alternate method to mark railway as preserved.
Rendering-railway preserved.png
Railway preserved.jpg
railway rail Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Full sized passenger or freight trains in the standard gauge for the country or state.
Rendering-railway rail.png
LGV Est PK217.jpg
railway subway Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A city passenger rail service running mostly grade separated (see Wikipedia:rapid transit). Often a significant portion of the line or its system/network is underground.
Rendering-railway subway.png
Madrid - Estación Marqués de Vadillo - 20060910.jpg
railway tram Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". One or two carriage rail vehicles, usually sharing motor road, sometimes called "street running" (Other languages).
Rendering-railway tram.png
Praha, Hloubětín, Lehovec, tram KT8D5.JPG

Additional features

bridge yes Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". If the railway goes over a street, waterway or other railway on an elevated structure.
Railway bridge mapnick render.jpg
Railway bridge.jpg
cutting yes Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A section where the railway is significantly lower than ground level, but not underground.
Railways cutting.jpg
electrified contact_line
rail
yes
no
Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". contact_line: a power line over the train head
rail: a third rail near the track supplying the train with power
yes: electrified track, but no details available
no: track with no power supply.
Overhead power lines.jpg
embankment yes Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A section where the railway is raised significantly higher than ground level
Railway embankment.jpg
embedded_rails yes/<type of railway> Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Specifies that a highway on which non-railway traffic is also allowed has railway tracks embedded in it but the rails are mapped as separate ways.
Ruusulankatu tram rails (at lat 60.18206, lon 24.92450) heading NW.jpg
frequency number [Hz] Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The frequency with which a line is electrified. Use 0 for DC. Also see the voltage tag.
Wave frequency.gif
railway:track_ref number Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Track number
Gleis 101.jpg
service crossover Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Relatively short lengths of track which switch traffic from one parallel line to another
Rendering-railway rail service.png
Crossover.png
service siding Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Relatively short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route
Rendering-railway rail service.png
Siding.png
service spur Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to a main or branch line.
Rendering-railway rail service.png
Spur.png
service yard Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Tracks within railway company operated marshaling or maintenance yards.
Rendering-railway rail service.png
Service yard.png
tunnel yes Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". If the railway goes below ground. Most subways have this tag
Haywards Heath tunnel.jpg
tracks number Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Number of parallel tracks in close proximity when mapped as one single way representing all tracks. If not given means unknown and defaults to 1. In many parts of the world the tracks are being drawn out separately so that there is more detail, in which case this tag isn't used.
Spoorlijn 51 R01.jpg
usage main
branch
industrial
military
tourism
Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". main line: heavy traffic
branch line: connecting places with a mainline
industrial: servicing large plants (iron, chemical etc.), surface mining, …
military: servicing military area
tourism: most mountain rails (rack-rails, funicular) and preserved railways.
voltage number Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The voltage with which a line is electrified. Also see the frequency tag.
Symbole voltmetre.png

Stations and Stops

railway halt Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A small station without switches
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Railway halt.jpg
public_transport stop_position Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The position on the railway track where the train (its center) stops at a platform. This is useful for routing on long platforms where also short trains stop and on long platforms where multiple trains stop behind each other. See also public_transport=stop_area.
Bus prumyslova.jpg
public_transport platform Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". This is parallel to the rail line for showing where the actual platforms are. It is also to know where you can change platform and enter the station, so use footpaths to connect them. This is really useful for routing too. Use only if the platform is served by public transport.
Relax ... take it easy (7757527444).jpg
railway platform Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". This is parallel to the rail line for showing where the actual platforms are. It is also to know where you can change platform and enter the station, so use footpaths to connect them. This is really useful for routing too. Use in addition to public_transport=platform.
Relax ... take it easy (7757527444).jpg
public_transport station Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Railway passenger only station.
Paddington Station.jpg
railway station Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Railway passenger and/or cargo station. Use in addition to public_transport=station.
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Paddington Station.jpg
railway subway_entrance Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The entrance to a subway station, usually going from surface to underground.
Subway-entrance-12.svg
Madrid-metro-1.jpg
railway tram_stop Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A tram stop is a place where a passenger can embark / disembark a tram.
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Dscf1400-600.jpg

Other railways

railway buffer_stop Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". stops the train at the end of a track. see Buffer_stop. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Stootblok (staal).jpg
railway derail Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". a device used to prevent fouling of a rail track by unauthorized movements of trains or unattended rolling stock. See Derail_(railroad). currently not rendered by osm-carto
US derail detail.JPG
railway crossing Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A point where pedestrians may cross.
Level crossing2.svg
Dscf1407-600.jpg
railway level_crossing Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A point where rails and roads cross.
Level crossing2.svg
Level crossing - Chertsey - England - 270404.jpg
landuse railway Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Ground used around railways and railway-stations. Rendering-area-landuse-industrial.png same rendering as landuse=industrial, but without border (see above)
Illustration of Rail.jpg
railway signal Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Any kind of railway signal. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Zwischensignal FFM-Hoechst Schnee.jpg
railway switch Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Full connections between railways (aka 'points'). currently not rendered by osm-carto
Railway switch.JPG
railway railway_crossing Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Crossing rails with no interconnection. currently not rendered by osm-carto
Railroad crossing at grade also known as a diamond.jpg
railway turntable Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". These are used for changing the direction that part of a train is pointing in. Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".: currently not rendered by osm-carto

Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".: Rendering-area-railway turntable-mapnik.png

Turntable of Railroad 001.jpg
railway roundhouse Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A semicircular building with many stalls for servicing engines. Without building=*: currently not rendered by osm-carto

With building=*: same as building=*

5843873292 81e16dea1f z d.jpg
railway traverser Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". These are used for changing trains between railways. Also known as transfer table. Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".: currently not rendered by osm-carto

Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".: currently not rendered by osm-carto

Schiebebuehne 01.jpg
railway wash Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A Railroad car wash currently not rendered by osm-carto
AKN Waschanlage - panoramio.jpg
railway user defined Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". All commonly used values according to Taginfo – – – – – –

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.


Route

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This is used to describe routes of all different kinds.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
route bicycle Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Cycle routes or bicycles route are named, numbered or otherwise signed. May go along roads, trails or dedicated cycle paths
Ystadstartingpointcykelsparetostkusten06040011.png
route bus Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The route a public bus service takes. See Buses.
EDS-FullLED-Mobitec.JPG
route canoe Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Signed route for canoeing through a waterway.
Canoe route lkn.png
route detour Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Route for fixed detour routes. Examples are Bedarfsumleitung in Germany and uitwijkroute in the Netherlands Zeichen 463 - Bedarfsumleitung (rechts), StVO 1970.svg
route ferry Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". The route a ferry takes from terminal to terminal Please make sure to add at least one node per tile (zoom level 12), better at least one every few km, so offline editors catch it with bbox requests.
Route ferry.png
Ferry.Viking.line.mariella.800px.jpg
route foot Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Walking Route - is used for routes which are walkable without any limitations regarding fitness, equipment or weather conditions.
State Foot2.svg
route hiking Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Hiking explains how to tag hiking routes.
Hærvejen vandretureskilt.jpg
route horse Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Riding routes
Hawick Circular Riding Route - geograph.org.uk - 592357.jpg
route inline_skates Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Inline has more information on the subject.
Signalisation Skatingroute.svg
route light_rail Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Route of a light rail line.
S-Bahn Berlin Baureihe 481.jpg
route mtb Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Mountain biking explains how to tag mtb routes.
Mountain bikers this way^ - geograph.org.uk - 744534.jpg
route piste Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Route of a piste (e.g., snowshoe or XC-Ski trails) in a winter sport area.
Snowshoe trail.jpg
route railway Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". A sequence of railway ways, often named (e.g., Channel Tunnel). See Railways</