|aeroway = launchpad|
|A launchpad or landing pad for spacecraft|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
The tag aeroway=launchpad is used to map a launch pad (or landing pad): an above-ground platform or flat space from which spacecraft (usually rocket-powered) is vertically launched into outer space, and sometimes where they land again.
Also see military=launchpad for a launchpad used for military purposes, such as launching missles. There is also an undocumented tag man_made=launch_pad (https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/man_made=launch_pad) which is equally common as of early 2020.
A launch pad is distinct from a missile launch facility (or missile silo or missile complex), which also launches a rocket vertically but is located underground in order to protect against attack.
How to map
- Create a closed way around the extent of the launch pad area.