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Public-images-osm logo.svg entrance = main
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The main entrance of a building Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Entrance main.svg
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal


The main entrance of a building or enclosed area, where the shoppers or clients enter. Some building types like shopping mall have often more than one main entrance.

Not all buildings with a side entrance need to use entrance=main. This tag should only be used for the primary entrance to a publicly accessible building (like access=yes).

Use a different value for private buildings and residences, such as yes, home, service, staircase etc.

How to map

Add a node node at the building outline and tag it with entrance=main.

The addr:housenumber=* is sometimes added to the main entrance node if the building contains more than one address, and if it the address is not already used on another node in the building or on the building area itself. See Key:addr.

Useful combination


Carto entrance main.png

See also