|place = square|
|A named square.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The place=square indicates a town or village square, which is an open public space common in urban centres, such as cities, towns or villages. They are typically crossed by streets, but can also be pedestrian areas or more rarely green areas.
Squares are known in various languages, e.g. English: square, plaza, French: place, German: Platz, Italian: piazza, largo, piazzale, campo, Spanish: plaza, Russian: площадь, Chinese(Simplified): 广场.
See also wikipedia about squares.
How to map
Typically the outline includes all objects on the square, including streets, pedestrian areas, green areas, buildings, but excludes objects at the square, such as surrounding buildings. The square object should share nodes with confining objects (e.g. buildings and walls).
- highway=pedestrian to map the area of a paved square which is an open pedestrian area
- leisure=park to map the area of a square which is an urban park
- place=neighbourhood for the surrounding neighborhood, which may share the same name as the square