|amenity = fuel|
|A retail facility for refueling motor vehicles|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The fuel tag is used to map a fuel station, also known as a filling station, petrol station, gas station and petrol garage. It is the retail-type facility where motor vehicles can be refueled. Fuel stations for watercraft, aircraft and rail vehicles are using different tags (see below).
How to Map
Often the station is operated operator=* by one of the major brands brand=*. If the station has a name of its own, that can be tagged too using name=*. Related tags such as Addresses, phone=* and website=* can also be added.
Different fuel types are tagged as mentioned at fuel=*
Payment and Discounts
Use payment=* to tag payment options. Tag discounts as fuel:discount=<discount programme> in combination with amenity=fuel if the fuel station accepts discount vouchers, eg shopper dockets or other loyality programmes.
Add the opening hours using the key opening_hours=*. There are not agreed upon tags for different levels of service, but both self_service=yes/no and full_service=yes/no and automated=yes/no have been used. Note that a gas station can be both self serve and full serve. The expectation for the default values of self_serivce and full_service will probably vary greatly from location to location, so it’s probably best to always explicitly specify both to take the guessing out of it. When conditions vary along the day you could apply the conditional restrictions scheme. Here are some examples of use:
- Only serviced by attendant:
- Self service always available, attended only during the day:
- Self service only available at night when no attendant is present:
Indicate the size of the station using the key capacity=*, this should be the total number of pumps available, that is the number of vehicles which could be refuelling at any one time. Optionally include more detail with capacity for specific vehicle types such as capacity:hgv=*.
- The roof of petrol stations can be tagged with building=roof and layer=1.
- It is also a good idea to tag the ways leading to, through and away from the fuel station with highway=service + service=driveway and if applicable oneway=yes. Use the maxheight=* tag indicate the maximum height for a vehicle that can access the fuel pumps under the roof. Alternatively the area around the fuel pumps may be tagged as area:highway=service and surface=*.
- advertising=totem for advertising totems with prices
- amenity=vending_machine + vending=fuel for micromapping the individual fuel pumps
The entire area of the gas station
Note the rule One feature, one OSM element!
- Shop: Add a node with shop=convenience or shop=kiosk or tag the building related to the fuel station if there is a convenience shop or kiosk as part of the fueling area.
- Car Wash: car_wash=yes
- Toilets: toilets=yes/no
- Compressed air: Add a node for amenity=compressed_air
- Vacuum cleaner: Add a node for amenity=vacuum_cleaner
- Refill drinking water tank (caravans, buses etc): Add water_point=yes or add node for amenity=water_point to mark the location of this facility.
- Empty septic tank (caravans, buses etc): Add sanitary_dump_station=yes or add node for amenity=sanitary_dump_station to mark the exact place of facility.
Possible tagging mistakes
- amenity=charging_station - Charging station, a station that supplies energy to electrical vehicles.
- Proposed features/fuel - approved proposal for second level tags.
- man_made=fuel_column - fuel column
- Updating german Aral petrol stations
Fuel stations for other vehicle classes are should be tagged as:
- waterway=fuel - Fuel station for watercraft
- aeroway=fuel - Fuel station for aircraft
- railway=fuel - Fuel station for rail vehicle
Fuel for non-automotive use (heating, cooking, etc.) should be tagged as: