User:Frankie Roberto/Tag cheat sheet

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This is a list of the tags that I generally find myself using, compiled here as a 'cheat sheet' to help me remember. To make your own version of this list, copy the source to your user page and edit away...

General attributes

Name Tag Description Example photo
Name name=name The normal name. For multiple-name complexities see naming. Street name sign.JPG
Bridge bridge=yes Can be used on any roads, railways, canals or footpaths File:Bridge-photo.jpg
Tunnel tunnel=yes Can be used on any roads, railways, canals or footpaths File:Tunnel-photo.jpg


Name Tag Description Example photo
Motorway highway=motorway Draw one way per lane. Use ref= to add reference number (eg M25). Motorway-photo.jpg
Motorway link highway=motorway_link The sliproads and ramps roads leading to and from a motorway. File:Motorway link-photo.jpg
Trunk road highway=trunk Big main roads that aren't motorways, eg 'A' roads. Add number with ref= Dscf0444 600.jpg
Trunk road link highway=trunk_link Sliproads leading to and from trunk roads File:Trunk road link-photo.jpg
Main road highway=primary Big roads linking larger towns. eg 'B' roads? File:Main road-photo.jpg
Secondary road highway=secondary Roads linking small towns. File:Secondary road-photo.jpg
Normal road highway=residential Small roads, often with houses either side, and a dashed line down the middle. Residential.jpg
Cycle route ncn_ref=number Add this tag to roads which form part of the National Cycle Network. In the UK, national routes have single-digit numbers and red signs, regional routes have double-digit numbers and blue signs. Use the same tag for both. Cycle route sign.jpg

Trains, tubes and trams

Name Tag Description Example photo
Railway railway=rail Remember to mark bridges, tunnel and cuttings (cutting=yes). File:Railway-photo.jpg
Tram railway=tram File:Tram-photo.jpg
Tube railway=subway Use for all London Underground lines. File:Tube-photo.jpg
Light rail railway=light_rail Use for the DLR. File:Light rail-photo.jpg
Narrow-gauge railway highway=narrow_gauge Use for operating heritage narrow-gauge railways (typically rural). File:Narrow-gauge railway-photo.jpg
Station railway=station Can be used for all of the above, as a single junction at interchanges. File:Station-photo.jpg

Rivers, canals and waterways

Name Tag Description Example photo
River waterway=river File:River-photo.jpg
Canal waterway=canal Man-made, artificial waterway. File:Canal-photo.jpg
Stream waterway=stream File:Stream-photo.jpg
Dock waterway=dock File:Dock-photo.jpg

Parks, green spaces and footpaths

Name Tag Description Example photo
Park leisure=park Any area that calls itself a park. Example-park.jpg
Village greens landuse=village_green Any greenspace that calls itself, or is referred to as, a village green. File:Village greens-photo.jpg
Open green space landuse=grass Use for any other types of greenspace, eg squares. File:Open green space-photo.jpg
Footpath (road-style) highway=service Any footpath within a park-type area which is also occasionally used by cars/patrol vehicles. Park service road.jpg
Footpath (paved) highway=footway Use for any paved footpaths which you couldn't drive a car down Footpath-paved-1.jpg
Footpath (dirt track) unspecified Not quite sure which tag to use here... File:Footpath (dirt track)-photo.jpg
Sports pitch leisure=pitch Combine with sport= to define a specific sports pitch. File:Sports pitch-photo.jpg
Children's playground leisure=playground Can be an area or a node. Children's playground-photo.jpg

Public buildings

Name Tag Description Example photo
Pub amenity=pub File:Pub-photo.jpg
Church / mosque / etc amenity=place_of_worship Use religion= to specify religion. File:Church / mosque / etc-photo.jpg
Post Office amenity=post_office File:Post Office-photo.jpg
University amenity=university File:University-photo.jpg
School amenity=school Any kind of school. Use amenity=college for sixth-form only colleges though. File:School-photo.jpg
Hospital amenity=hospital File:Hospital-photo.jpg
Town Hall amenity=town_hall Historic town halls. File:Town Hall-photo.jpg
Museum attraction=museum Any kind of museum File:Museum-photo.jpg
Sports Centre leisure=sports_centre Mixed-use indoor sports centres. Add sport= to list sports available. File:Sports Centre-photo.jpg
Other public building amenity=public_building Check Map Features and Proposed features first, but if you can't find it, use this. File:Other public building-photo.jpg

Outdoor attractions

Name Tag Description Example photo
Zoo attraction=zoo Any kind of zoo or menagerie, big or small. Lion - melbourne zoo.jpg
Theme Park attraction=theme_park Any kind of enclosed, ride-based attraction. Theme park.jpg
Gardens leisure=garden eg botanical gardens or the gardens of a manor house. File:Gardens-photo.jpg
Golf Course leisure=golf_course Golf course.jpg

Shops and commercial buildings

Name Tag Description Example photo
Music Venue leisure=music_venue Anywhere that regularly hosts live music File:Music Venue-photo.jpg
Shopping Centre amenity=shopping_centre File:Shopping Centre-photo.jpg
Supermarket shop=supermarket Tescos, Sainsburys, etc. Anything except the smallest (eg 'Express') stores. File:Supermarket-photo.jpg
Petrol station amenity=fuel File:Petrol station-photo.jpg
Shop shop=various Value can be whatever sounds sensible (eg bakery, butcher). Probably only worth adding notable shops in rural areas. File:Shop-photo.jpg