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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 Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: Aeroways
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An  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 a closed way or create a multipolygon. Add the aeroway=apron to it.

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

Other features that may be within or close by: Planes taxi along aeroway=taxiway and park on aeroway=parking_positions to serve passengers from a aeroway=gate or load goods.


Picture/Description Tags OSM Carto
Apron of the Helifax Airport
HFX Airport 4.jpg

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See Munich International Airport for a reference.