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Fleetwood tourist information centre - DSC06596.JPG
Information for tourists and visitors, including information offices Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Tourism
Used on these elements
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
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
information trail_blaze


node A marker that shows the position of the way. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking. See also: trailblazed=*.
Note: 2 tagging variants currently in use.
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 user defined nodearea All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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