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Public-images-osm logo.svg aeroway = gate
Gate 88 in Narita International Airport.jpg
The bounded space, inside the airport terminal, where passengers wait before boarding their flight Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: aeroways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

Airports can have bizarre systems to number their [W] gates and it can be hard to find a map of the airport on-line. They can be mapped with help from bing imagery or even GPS when you stand by the window. For gates where you have to take a bus first, the place in the terminal where you wait for the bus should be mapped.

Note: This tag is for the gates the aeroplanes use. This should not be used for passenger pick-up/drop-off zones near roads.

How to map

Add aeroway=gate and ref=number or name to a node that represents the gate. These nodes are typically stand-alone, placed a short distance outside the terminal building; e.g., around the centre of the location where you take the airbridge to get onto the plane.


Example rendering made by Kosmos, zoom 17, OSM

See also