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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = port
Churchill Seaport 1996-08-12.jpg
Port area handling commercial traffic (it is recommended to use rather landuse=industrial, industrial=portEdit or translate this description.
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

openstreetmap-carto doesn't render this, but openstreetmap.fr does

An area tagged as landuse=port describes a coastal industrial area where it's handled commercial traffic. Usually the area is operated by a single entity and is focused on a particular type of cargo (for example a container terminal handles loading and discharge of container ships with particular infrastructure).

How to map

The preferred method is to enclose the land area dedicated to the handling of a particular cargo (or traffic) with a way or a multipolygon. The tagging requires landuse=industrial and industrial=port on the area, and it's possible to define the category port=* (and the location with port:type=* ) and eventually the handled cargo cargo=*.

If you used landuse=port, please consider migrating to landuse=industrial + industrial=port.




Port category

CATHAC category value Definition Usage
Cargo terminal A terminal for handling cargo (See cargo=*). port=cargo
RoRo-terminal roro A terminal for roll-on roll-off ferries. port=roro
Seaplane terminal seaplane A terminal for seaplanes. port=seaplane
Fishing harbour fishing A harbour with facilities for fishing boats. port=fishing


CATHAC category value Definition Usage
Tanker terminal tanker A terminal for the bulk handling of liquid cargoes. cargo=liquid_bulk
Container terminal container A terminal for container ships. cargo=container
Bulk terminal bulk A terminal for the handling of bulk materials such as iron ore, coal, etc. cargo=dry_bulk
General cargo terminal cargo A terminal for handling general cargo. cargo=general


To distinguish different port types.

Value Description
seaport "Normal" port (implicit)
dryport Inland port directly connected to a seaport, where can be performed customs operations
deep_water The water depth can allow berthing of bigger vessels
inland_port On river or lakes

Multiple values handling

If you need to assign multiple values, consider modifying the tags as the following example: cargo=container;general becomes cargo:container=yes + cargo:general=yes, see example in office=logistics.

See also