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Fleetwood tourist information centre - DSC06596.JPG
Information for tourists and visitors, including information offices Edit or translate this description.
Group: Tourism
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

An information source for tourists, travellers and visitors. May include:

  • Tourist information centres and offices.
  • Map boards, such as town maps, site maps, hiking and other sport trail maps.
  • Informational boards specifically for tourists.
  • Informational boards showing details about local history, wildlife etc.

How to map

Add a node node or draw an area area, depending on the type of facility. Tag the node or area with tourism=information and information=* (see below). Other useful tags:



Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
information office node area An office where you can get information about a town or region.
information visitor_centre node area A place where you can get information about a specific attraction or place of interest.
information board node A board with information. To describe it closer, have a look at board_type=*.
Lechfall sign.jpg
information terminal node A information terminal provides information access via electronic methods. Mostly it is combined with access to the internet. (See internet_access=*.)
Uhříněves, Nové náměstí, informační stojan.jpg
information audioguide node A place where you can get information using headphones or a mobile phone.
  • This tag can be combined with fee=* and ref=*.
  • If you want to describe a audio service via mobile phone, you have to add the phone number via phone=*.
information map node A board with a map. To specify the type or shown details, have a look at map_type=* and map_size=* in Tag:information=map. To describe the access to the shown routes use the access-keys e.g. hiking=yes, bicycle=yes or ski=yes.
Information Map Type Topo.PNG
Toposcope detail - geograph.org.uk - 1123662.jpg
information tactile_map node Tactile maps are maps for the blind, also known as haptic maps.
Tactile map herrenhausen small.jpg
information tactile_model node Tactile models are models for the blind representing buildings and surroundings.
Tactile map with Braille writing in Braunschweig Altstadtmarkt.jpg
information guidepost node Signposts/Guideposts are often found along official hiking/cycling routes to indicate the directions to different destinations. To describe the access to the shown routes use the access-keys e.g hiking=yes, bicycle=yes or ski=yes.
Fojtovicka plan guidepost.jpg



2 variant tag values are in use:

  • A marker that shows the position of the way. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking. See also: trailblazed=*.
  • For signs that show the direction of a route without giving any information about a destination or the specific route (markers between guideposts) the usage of route_marker is recommended. (Combine with bicycle=yes if bicycle route as in the example).
Side Trail (9224135427).jpg
Information trail blaze.PNG
Route marker Germany Zwischenwegweiser Radverkehrsnetz NRW.jpg
information stele node A stele for information.
Information stele.jpg
information user defined nodearea All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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