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Public-images-osm logo.svg aeroway = apron
HFX Airport 4.jpg
An area of an airport where planes are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: aeroways
Used on these elements
should not 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
Status: approvedPage for proposal

An [W] apron or ramp is the surfaced part of an airport where planes park.

Aprons are usually well visible on aerial and satellite imagery as an area and can be mapped as aeroway=apron.

How to map

Draw the outline of the apron and add aeroway=apron.

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* – The name of the apron. On larger airports, there may be several different aprons for different use (passenger/cargo/mechanical service) or for different terminals.
  • surface=* – Use this tag to define the surface of the apron. Examples: paved, sand, grass, gravel, snow, unpaved.
  • ref=* – The reference number / identifier of the apron
Further features can be drawn on the apron


Picture/description Tags OSM Carto
Apron of the Halifax Airport
HFX Airport 4.jpg

See Munich International Airport for a reference.