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Tags Cheat Sheet

In the first year of learning OpenStreetMap users are keeping Map Features and other similar pages open at all times. Searching for appropriate tags is not easy, and if a user does not have a reliable internet connection (e.g. in Africa), they might invent their own tags, instead of waiting for a 4-megabyte page to load.

The solution is simple: print it out! Actually, no, disregard that. Let’s make a number of A5-sized laminated cheat sheets: one (probably two-sided) for most popular tags, that would be of no use to experienced mappers, and couple of specific ones: for example, for armchair mapping or downtown map features.