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What is the difference between amenity=parking and amenity=parking_entrance? Should I use both if I want to map an underground parking garage or just one? How are the tags interpreted by web services that use our data?

asked 12 Feb '20, 21:07

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The amenity=parking tag is usually used on a closed way to describe the extents of a parking area, although use on a node is acceptable, especially if imagery isn't available.

The amenity=parking_entrance tag is normally used on entrances to underground or multistory facilities, often where it is not practical to map the extents.

Both tags should be able to coexist for a parking facility, with the entrance tag on a node on the perimeter of the main parking area way.

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answered 12 Feb '20, 21:59

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Thanks, I've often seen a highway=service dead-ending into the side of a building, with the intersection node tagged amenity=parking. I've generally been inclined to retag these amenity=parking_entrance.

(13 Feb '20, 04:11) jmapb
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