|aeroway = spaceport|
|A spaceport or cosmodrome: a site for launching or receiving spacecraft|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
How to map
- Create a closed way around the extent of the spaceport area (often co-incident with a barrier of some kind).
- For complex boundaries create a relation:multipolygon and add the tags to the relation.
- If the area of the spaceport is not clear, use a node at the centre.
A spaceport area may contain one or more launch pads, landing pads, hangars and other features which should be mapped separately:
Not every runway is suitable, mark them with spacecraft:landing=spaceplane
For remains of no longer active spaceports, or those under construction, see lifecycle prefix, for example: construction:aeroway=spaceport.
|Spaceport vs. launch complex vs. launchpad||Landing pad at SpaceX Starbase|
Common tagging mistakes
Don't call every structure within the spaceport area (also) aeroway=spaceport, as this leads to a wrong number of spaceports in taginfo (and any other consuming app/map). See aeroway=* for alternative tags. Example Baikonur Cosmodrome (6th February 2021, cleaned up 23th January 2023)
- For an overview of airports and aviation in OpenStreetMap, see aeroways.
- military=launchpad – Launchpad used for military purposes
- man_made=launch_pad – Another tag for launch pads: https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/man_made=launch_pad
- communication:space=* – Infrastructure for space communication Category:Spacecraft communication
- Proposal to include spacecraft in aeroway key