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Public-images-osm logo.svg aeroway = hangar
IMPA hangar.jpg
A large airport building with extensive floor areas for housing aircraft or spacecraft Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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)
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Status: de facto

A [W] hangar is a building at an airport, aerodrome, or airfield used for sheltering, storing or repairing aircraft.

Typical modern hangars are constructed from concrete and steel, and are rectangular in shape when viewed from above. However, the shape, size, form, and materials used can vary greatly. These include tent-like hangars found on temporary military airfields, concrete bunkers on permanent airfields, underground hangars, small wooden barns and large airship hangars.

How to map

Trace the outline of the building and tag it with aeroway=hangar. Additional tags like building=yes or building=hangar will help applications that don't handle aeroway=hangar properly. Hangars are normally rectangular, so JOSM's orthogonalize tool (hotkey 'Q') might be useful to make it all nice and straight.