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Public-images-osm logo.svg shop = car
A place that primarily sells cars (automobiles) Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Shops
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de factoPage for proposal


The tag shop=car is used to map a place that primarily sells cars (automobiles). They may also repair cars or sell accessories or parts, but their primary business is selling cars.

Car dealerships (that primarily sell a certain brand of car) and used car lots would also use this tag.

For a long time there was a suggestion to use this tag also for shops that sell buses or trucks, while in more recent discussions on the tagging ML a preference for more specific tag was expressed (most used combination as of 12/2019 is shop=truck.

For motorcycle shops, please use shop=motorcycle instead.

How to map

Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline.

Tag it with shop=car and name=*.

Tags to use in combination



Similar tags

List of similar tags related to vehicles.