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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = shelter
Réunion Maïdo kiosque pique-nique.JPG
A small structure for protection against bad weather conditions Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de factoPage for proposal


The tag amenity=shelter is used to map several kinds of [W] shelter: a small structure designed to protect against bad weather conditions.

How to map

Add a node node or area area where the shelter is located, and add the amenity=shelter tag to it.

When hiking, people need water. Consider making sure that all streams, rivers and lakes near the shelter are also mapped.

Tags to use in combination

For a bus stop, it is also possible to use highway=bus_stop + shelter=yes

Alternative rendering for bus shelter

This is a rendering proposal for your own map:

Bus stop shelter symbol.svg

16px: Bus stop shelter symbol.svg

32px: Bus stop shelter symbol.svg

See also