I haven't found clear guidance on this yet, but would like to know if there's a best practice here.

For multi-level parking, the presets are usually amenity=parking, parking=multi-storey.

For multi-level concrete structure dedicated solely to car parking, should it also have building=yes? That way, it would show up on OSM Mapnik as a building, not just a yellow area, and would it would make sense to have building:levels and such. But none of the presets I've seen include a checkbox for building and some map styles may assume that amenity=parking and building=yes are mutually exclusive.

Edit: There is also no guidance in the wiki page for amenity=parking: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dparking

asked 04 Jun '15, 16:02

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edited 04 Jun '15, 17:19

Short answer: yes, tag it as amenity=parking, parking=multi-storey, and building=*.

This is quite common. Of the 20K parking=multi-storey objects, nearly half (about 9K) also have a building tag: http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/parking=multi-storey#combinations

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answered 04 Jun '15, 17:12

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There is a car park near here which is partly ground level open parking, and partly multi-storey - I added building=carpark in this example, though it has the same effect as building=yes in most use cases that I am aware of.

I probably added the building tag manually afterwards (and yes, building levels would probably also have been a good one to add)

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answered 04 Jun '15, 16:10

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edited 04 Jun '15, 16:11


I believe building=parking might be a better tag here. According to taginfo, it is used on 689 features, compared to 10 for building=carpark.

(29 Nov '17, 04:05) wislander
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