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A special aerodrome built for helicopters Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: aeroways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A [W] heliport is a special kind of aerodrome exclusively for the use of helicopters. It is different from aeroway=aerodrome in that it does not serve fixed-wing aircraft and usually has no runways. A heliport will usually have one or more helipads (aeroway=helipad).

Heliport vs helipad

The term heliport typically refers to the whole facility including associated hangars, taxiways, terminals and windsocks. A helipad refers to the actual landing/takeoff area (which may be located on an aerodrome, heliport, or as a standalone facility).


  • Either create a closed way (or multipolygon relation for some complex shapes) around the extent of the airport land (often co-incident with a barrier of some kind).
  • Or draw a node in the centre of the airport and add aeroway=heliport + name=*

Additional tags

Tag Description
ele=* Elevation
icao=* 4-letter code issued by the ICAO.
addr=* Contact address for management
operator=* The name of the operator of the airport
phone=* Contact phone number for airport management.
ifr=yes/no See instrument flight rules


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