|aeroway = spaceport|
|A spaceport or cosmodrome: a site for launching or receiving spacecraft|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
How to map
- Create a closed way around the extent of the spaceport area (often co-incident with a barrier of some kind).
- For complex boundaries create a relation:multipolygon and add the tags to the relation.
- If the area of the spaceport is not clear, use a node at the center.
A spaceport area may contain one or more lauch pads, landing pads, hangars and other features which should be mapped separately:
|Launch pad for transport rockets. For missiles see military=launchpad, for miscellaneous man_made=launch_pad||aeroway=launchpad|
|Landing pad for rockets||aeroway=landingpad|
|Hangar for aircraft or spacecraft||aeroway=hangar|
|Runway - used by some spacecraft , not necessarily at a spaceport, see list of Space Shuttle landing sites. There are also hybrid spaceports.||aeroway=runway|
For remains of no longer active spaceports, or those under construction, see Lifecycle_prefix, for example: construction:aeroway=spaceport
Landingpad at Cape Canaveral
Common tagging mistakes
Don't call every structure within the spaceport area (also) aeroway=spaceport, as this leads to a wrong number of spaceports in taginfo (and any other consuming app/map). See aeroway=* for alternative tags.
Example Baikonur Cosmodrome (6th February 2021) in Overpass turbo
- For an overview of airports and aviation in OpenStreetMap see Aeroways.
- military=launchpad - Launchpad used for military purposes
- man_made=launch_pad - Another tag for launch pads: https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/man_made=launch_pad
- Proposal to include spacecraft in aeroway key