|highway = services|
|Place where drivers can leave a road to refuel, rest, or take refreshments.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
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Service area (also known as travel plaza, rest and service area, service station, truck stop) are places along a road, usually a motorway or dual carriageway, where a driver can stop to refuel their vehicle have a rest or take refreshments. They usually consist of, at minimum, a petrol station, parking facilities, a place to eat and some public toilets. Also commonly found at services are shops, showers and an ATM. These are often located in the USA on Turnpikes (including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana), and all along the Tollway system of Japan (where exiting and reentering the toll system would incur additional tolls), and are Abbreviated SA.
How to map
Tags to use in combination
- name=* - The name of the services.
- operator=* - The company or organization that the services are run by.
- toilets=yes/no - if there are toilets
More features needed
The junction way from the highway is mapped with highway=motorway_link and where pedestrians are allowed it is tagged highway=service. Another addition such as service=parking_aisle is only suitable for subordinate tramlines in the parking lot.
If exits to services areas are considered to qualify as motorway junctions (it appears there is no consensus on this), then this is mapped with highway=motorway_junction. Add name=* in the form "Services area xyz". But no ref=* is set.
- highway=service — not to be mixed up with! Use highway=service for the roads within the service area.
- In rural areas in Australia these are usually called roadhouses.
- highway=rest_area unlike highway=services you cannot purchase fuel at these locations and may have no manned amenities at all.
- landuse=commercial - a general commercial area
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