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A stationary, permanent crane. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

This tag is used for stationary, permanent cranes that are outdoors. These cranes may be movable in a restricted area, e.g. gantry crane on rails. Examples of these cranes are for those at docks, or large storage/manufacturing areas.


Not for temporarily erected cranes on construction sites.

How to map

Add this tag to a node node or to an area area outlining the crane.

For cranes running on rails draw a node(s) node or an area(s) area outlining each individual crane and draw a separate way way through the rails.


The method of tagging rails for mobile cranes is not a solved problem. Please visit the talk page to discuss.

As of 2021-10-08 the main approaches seem to be as follows:

1) Mark the base area of all cranes and the rail with.


2) Mark the individual cranes with:


Mark the rails with


Useful combination

Key Value Comment Röntgen icon
crane:type gantry_crane For cranes with only 'side to side' movability. Röntgen gantry crane.svg
floor-mounted_crane For perpendicular cranes, sometimes with lifting arm rotation ability. Röntgen crane.svg
portal_crane For non-perpendicular cranes with lifting arm rotation ability. Röntgen portal crane.svg
travel_lift For smaller gantries on a movable rubber-tyred wheels. Röntgen travel lift.svg
tower_crane For permanent or semi-permanent  Tower Cranes. Röntgen crane.svg
crane:mobile no
Mobility of crane.
crane:maxload * Maximum load of cargo in metric tons.
crane:maxlength * Maximum length of the cargo or vessel.
crane:maxwidth * Maximum width of the cargo or ship.
height * Height of the crane.
crane:maxradius * Length of the boom (working range).
ship:maxdraft * Maximum draft for the ship to the crane body.
ship:maxlength * Maximum length of the ship at the crane site.
operator Operator Name of the company that operates the crane.
historic yes for historical cranes
heritage * listed in heritage
access Access value Access value describing the legal access to the crane.