From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public-images-osm logo.svg route = road
Fi tertiary ref sign.jpg
Relation type used to combine road sections. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Route
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use


route=road used to specify a specific kind route relation Relation:route. It is used to identify road networks and needs to be combined with Relation:route#Road_routes.

This relation is mainly used for major routes which have a ref=*. Most urban streets and minor roads which are identified only by a name=* tag do not belong to a relation.


See the route relation wiki for applicable members.

Special tags

Relations tagged route=road may have the following tags in addition to the ones described in Relations/Routes:

Name Discussion
TMC:cid_(CID):tabcd_(TABCD):LocationCode ID-number transmitted in electronic traffic-messages that identifies this road. See TMC_Import_Germany and TMC:LocationCode=* for TMC-locations.

Possible technical mistagging

See also