|building = carport|
|A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. The structure can either be free standing or attached to a wall. Unlike most structures a carport does not have four walls, and usually has one or two.
How to Map
The carport might provide more than one parking space. It is not necessary that the carport is currently used for vehicle parking, the tag only describes the building type. Many mappers don't include roof overhang in the building outline, drawing the walls instead. On sides of a carport without walls the extend of the roof should used for the outline.
Add amenity=parking;motorcycle_parking;bicycle_parking + building=carport to mark the parking facility. If there are multiple carports at a parking site add the tags to an area surrounding them. These parking tags are usually not necessary for private parking.
or as part of building: building:part=carport