iD Tagging Schema
This is the directory of OpenStreetMap tagging data used by the iD editor. It includes presets, fields, deprecations, and more.
- Read up about how you can contribute to the iD Tagging Schema on the contributing page.
- See the open issues in the issue tracker if you're looking for something to do.
- Need more help? Ping user
tyr_asd(Martin Raifer) on OpenStreetMap Discord (
#idchannel) or OpenStreetMap US Slack (
OpenStreetMap itself does not have a formal rigid database schema, but relies on a tagging folksonomy instead.
Editing tools need to know how tags are used in order to facilitate mapping. This Tagging Schema fills that need, but with a number of caveats:
- This isn't authoritative or definitive
- Tagging interpretations may vary from mapper to mapper, place to place, and over time
- Our primary aim is to serve the needs of iD mappers (but other tools are welcome to use this too)
- We support tags based on practicality, usage, and community approval
- Sometimes there are reasons we can't support a tag even if it's used or approved
The westnordost/osmfeatures project, a component of StreetComplete, makes it easier to use this data with Android or other Java platforms.
Use by Other Editors
iD tagging schema is used not only by iD. Here's a list of projects which use the data from the id-tagging-schema.
- The OpenStreetMap wiki documents the current usage of tags, and hosts discussions about proposed new tags.
- iD also incorporates preset data from the name-suggestion-index.
- Other editors also include their own models of interpretations of OSM tags. See for example Vespucci's or JOSM's tagging presets.
See the dedicated CONTRIBUTING page for information about this.