Tagging Guidelines for OSM Nepal
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________PhotoDefinitions with ExamplesPresetsTags or key=value pair (Case Sensitive)Where to find in Potlach?(on the left side of screen)Where to find in JOSM?(search in presets)Description
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Alcohol shopStore selling alcoholAlcohol shopshop=alcohol for licensed store; shop=beverages for unlicensed storeShopping>Alcohol shopShops>Food>Alcoholhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dalcohol
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Ambulance StationAn ambulance station is a structure or other area set aside for storage of ambulance vehicles, medical equipment, personal protective equipment, and other medical supplies.(eg.Red Cross Society's ambulance station)emergency=ambulance_station
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AssociationAn organized body of people who work with a common interest.(e.g. Nursing Association of Nepal)Associationoffice=association
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AtmATM machine, not same as bank(eg. KIST atm)Automated Teller Machineamenity=atm; operator=*Amenity>ATMShops>Cash>Automated Teller Machinehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Datm
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Ayurvedic pharmacy/clinic(eg. Patanjali's service)amenity=pharmacy/clinic; type=homeopathy
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Bag shopA shop where bags are sold.(See Shops for more details)shop=baghttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dbag http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shops(for more details)
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Bank/Finance(eg.Everest Bank,etc.)Bankamenity=bankAmenity>BankShops>Cash>Bankhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dbank
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Gate or entrancean access to something (gate, entrance)Gate/Entrancebarrier=entrance if gate is not present or barrier=gate if gate is present physically
highways>Barrier> Gatehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Barriers
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BarrierSolid (usually concrete or metal) pillar or pillars in the middle of the road to prevent passage by some traffic.Bollardbarrier=bollard;
bicycle=yes/no;
foot=yes/no;
motorcycle=yes/no;
Highways>Barrier>Bollard
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Beauty ParlourA place dealing with cosmetics treatment especially for women(in Nepal it offers hair cutting services too)shop=beauty; male=yes/no or female=yes/no
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Bicycle shopWhere you can buy and/or repair bike and accessoriesBike dealershop=bicycleShopping>Bike shopTransport>Bicycle>Bike dealerhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dbicycle
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BridgeA structure over a body of water, road or a valley, where the bridge is not the normal ground levelBridgehighway=*; bridge=yesHighways>Streets>BridgeSplit the road/highway at ends of the bridge, and add the bridge=yes tag in the bridge part, also see tunnel, dorm
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BuildingsThere are many classifications which cannot be described here building=*; building=yes(if no other classification) building:levels=*(to tag the building level (storey) a feature lies in)http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Building_attributes
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Buildings (commerical)The building where a variety of business transactions take placebuilding=commercial
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Bus Station (Bus Park)Place where many routes start/stop (eg.Purano Bus Park)bus_stationamenity=bus_stationTransport>Bus stationTransport>Public transport>Bus Stationhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bus_Station
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Bus Stop (Bisauni)A place, shelter where people get on/off the bus(eg., Koteswor is a stop for a route to Dhulikhel)bus_stophighway=bus_stop; public_transport=stop_position; shelter=yes/no; covered=yes/no Transport>Bus StopTransport>Public transport>Bus Stophttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bus_stop
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Cable operatorAn independent cable company(eg. Subisu cable operator)office=company
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CafeChiya pasal, small hotels,cafes, not much variety in food servedCafeamenity=cafeFood and Drink>CafeFacilities>Food+Drinks>Cafehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcafe
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CanteenAn eating place run by a single organizationamenity=fast_food; operator=organization's name
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Car parkingA parking area in an open spaceParkingamenity=parkingTransport>Car>Parkinghttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dparking
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Car repairService that primarily repairs cars/automobilesCar Repairshop=car_repairShopping>Car repairTransport>Car>Repairhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dcar_repair
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CarpenterWhere furnitures are built and repaired but not sold as readymade (see also Furniture Shop)craft=carpenter
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ChowkA named geographically localised place within a town or a village (e.g. Naran Gopal Chowk)Neighbourhoodplace=neighbourhoodPlaces>NeighbourhoodGeography>Places>Neighbourhoodhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:place%3Dneighbourhood
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CinemaA place that shows movies (eg. Barahi hall)Cinemaamenity=cinemaFacilities>Leisure>Cinemahttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Cinema
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City BellBig City Bells like Taleju Bell in Kathmandu Durbar Square and the one in Bhaktapur Durbar Squarehistoric=monument;
tourism=attraction;
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ClinicA medium-size medical facility run by individual or small group of doctors(does not provide beds for night stay)Clinicamenity=clinichttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dclinic
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Clock A public visible clock(eg. Ghantaghar, Everest bank's clock)amenity=clock; support=tower/wall_mounted/pole; display=analog/digital; thermometer=yes/no; date=yes/nohttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dclock
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CliffVertical or near vertical rock exposureCliffnatural=cliffWater>Water>Cliffhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dcliff
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Clothes shopShop that sells readymade T-shirt, Pants, also see fabric shop and tailorshop=clotheshttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dclothes
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College10+2 and aboveCollegeFacilities>Education>Collegehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcollege
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CommissionAn independent and autonomous constitutional body; quasi non-government organization (eg. Commission for Abuse of Authority, Election Commission)office=quango; name=*http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:office%3Dadministrative
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Computer InstituteAn institution where computer courses are offered.office= educational_institution;
course = computer
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ConsulateOffice of the consuls (they are like embassies)amenity=embassy;
diplomatic=consulate;
country=* (can use ISO names)
name=*
Facilities>Public Building>Embassyhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Embassy
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ConsultancyA business or agency offering advice on special servicesConsultancyoffice=company
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Convenience shop(Kirana pasal)A small local shopConvenience storeshop=convenienceShops>Food>Convenience storehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dconvenience
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Cooperatives(Sahakari sansthas)Small organizations that is owned and run jointly by members who share the profits and benefits (eg.Sahakari sansthas)Cooperativeoffice=cooperative
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Cosmetics shopShop that sells cosmetics, that are normally used by ladiesChemistshop=chemistShops>Other>Chemisthttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dchemist
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Courtyard(Bahal)An area open to the sky enclosed by buildings(prominent in old residential areas)Create a building inside a building; select both the buildings and create a multipolygon;Tag for the inner building:leisure=commonGeography>Landuse>Common
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Culverta road where underground a small river runs and above is road where vehicles can pass and Road is the normal ground level. if the river is ground level tag it as bridge.waterway=*; tunnel=culvertSplit the river/waterway at ends of the culcurt, and add the tunnel=yes tag in the bridge part, also see tunnel, dorm
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Cyber cafeA place which provides internet access to the public(tag as a cafe if it provides food)internet_access=service; amenity=cafe if applicable
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Dairy shopShop that sells milk and milk products (eg.DDC)shop=farm; produce=dairyhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dfarm
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DeadendUsed if there is no possibility for pedestrians/vehicles to continuenoexit=yes; highway=*add this tag to the road which is a deadend
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DentistDental clinicDentistamenity=dentistFacilities>Health>Dentisthttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Ddentist
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Department storesA single storey self service shop with a variety of itemsshop=department storeShops>Other>Department Storehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Ddepartment_store
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DharmashalaA type of accomodation for internal or extenal tourists, with self-contained cooking facilities and/or bathroon/toilet facilitiestourism=chalethttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dchalet
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DrainNatural or artificial flowpath for rainwater/wastewaterDrainwaterway=drainWater>DrainWater>Water>Drainhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Ddrain
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Dry cleaningDry cleaning serviceDry Cleaningshop=dry_cleaningShops>Clothes>Dry Cleaninghttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Fi:Tag:shop%3Ddry_cleaning
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Electronics repair centerAn extension of shop=electronicsshop=electronics; repair=yes
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ElevationGeoidal height in WGS84 systemele=some numberfor advanced users only
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Fabric shop Shop that sells fabric and other materials for the purpose of making clothes and other products, see cloth shop and tailorshop=fabrichttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dfabric
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Fast food (Khajaghar)Where food is already prepared, like khaja ghar, chamena grihaFast Foodamenity=fast_foodFood and Drink>Fast FoodFacilities>Food+Drinks>Fast Foodhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dfast_food
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FloristShop that sells flowersshop=florist
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FM station(Radio)Any radio station in the frequency modulation system.(eg. Times FM)amenity=studio; type=audio
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ForestDense vegetationForestnatural=woodGeography>Nature>Foresthttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dforest
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Fruit & vegetable shop( Tarkari Pasal)Shop selling vegetables and fruitsGreengrocershop=greengrocerShopping>GreengrocerShops>Food>Greengrocerhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dgreengrocer
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Furniture ShopShop that sells furniture items along with decorational itemsshop=furniture
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GalliA narrow unpaved street where vehicles do not plyhighway=footway; galli=yes; if galli goes through building, then split at the point where it touches building and tag it as covered=yes
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Gas DepoLPG gas storesshop=gashttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dgas
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Gift shopShop selling gifts and/or greeting cardsGift shopshop=giftShopping>Gift shophttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dgift
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Glass and mirror shopsA place where glasses are cut, installed, replaced or removedcraft=glazieryhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:craft%3Dglaziery
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Government Offices(e.g. Internal Revenue Department)name=*;
office=government
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Guest HouseSmall hotels for lodgingGuest Housetourism=guest_houseAccommodation>GuesthouseFacilities>Accommodation>Guest Househttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dguest_house
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HairdresserWhere you can get your hair cut and beauty parlour where hair is cutHairdressershop=hairdresserShopping>HairdresserShops>Other>Hairdresserhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dhairdresser
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Hardware shopShop selling hardwares eg: bolts, screws, nuts, etcHardwareshop=hardwareShops>Other>Hardwarehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dhardware
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Health clubFitness club, fitness center(Gym is an ambiguous term indeed)leisure=sports_centre; sport=fitness
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HighwaysThere are many classifications of road which are not described herePlease refer this website: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal/Roads
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HospitalHospitalamenity=hospitalAmenity>Hospitalhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dhospital
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HotelStarred hotelsHotelbuilding=hotelAccommodation>HotelFacilities>Accommodation>Hotelhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dhotel
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LandfillWaste processinglanduse=landfill; amenity=waste transfer stationGeography>Land use>Landfillhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Landfill
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Language classesAn institution that provides foreign langugage coursesoffice=educational_institution; course=language
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Manpower companyOrganization that matches employers to employees(eg. Sky Overseas)office=employment_agencyhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:office%3Demployment_agency
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MarketplaceWhere traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise eg;Tarkari bazaarMarketplaceamenity=marketplaceShopping>MarketplaceShops>Food>Marketplacehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dmarketplace
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Meat shopShop that sells meatButchershop=butcherShopping>ButcherShops>Food>Butcherhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dbutcher
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Metal construction workshopsA workshop where metal construction works take place(eg. Grill workshops)building=shed; craft=metal_constructionhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:craft%3Dmetal_construction
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MillWhere flour is madelanduse=industrial; industrial=millhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dkindergarten
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Mobile phone shopShop selling mobile phones and accessoriesMobile phoneshop=mobile_phoneShops>Electronic>Mobile phonehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dmobile_phone
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Money exchangeSmall office that changes foreign bank notesMoney exchangeamenity=bureau_de_changeShops>Cash>Money exchangehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dbureau_de_change
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MonumentProminent statuesMonumenthistoric=monumentTourism>MonumentMan Made>Historic places>Monumenthttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:historic%3Dmonument
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Motorcycle parkingParkingamenity=motorcycle_parkingTransport>Motorcycle> Parking
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Motorcycle sale and repairShop that sells motorcycle and/or related accessories, provides repair and rental servicesMotorbike shopshop=motorcycleShopping>Motorbike shopTransport>Motorcycle>Motorcycle dealerhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dmotorcycle
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MuseumAn institution which has exhibitions on scientific, historic and cultural topicsMuseumtourism=museumTourism>MuseumFacilities>Culture>Museumhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Museum
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Music SchoolInstitution specialized in the study, training and research of musicoffice=educational_institution; course=music
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NGO/INGONon-government organization/International NGOngooffice=ngo; scope=national/international
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Nursery schoolMontessori, Sisu Syahar kendraKindergartenamenity=kindergartenAmenity>Kindergarten
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Open spacesOpen spaces which are not in useleisure=common
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Optical ShopShop selling, fitting, repairing eyeglasses and contact lensesOpticianshop=opticianShops>Other>Opticianhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Optician
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Orphanage / Oldage homes Residential institution devoted to homeless childrenamenity=social_facility;
social_facility=*(refer documentation)
social_facility:for=*(disabled / drug_addicted, etc.)
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:social_facility
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ParkOpen green area for recreation (eg.Ratna Park)Parkleisure=parkGeography>Land use>Parkhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dpark
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Party PalaceA party venue (eg.banquet halls)amenity=community_centrehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Community_centre
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PeakPointed top of a mountain or ridgenatural=peakGeography>Geography>Peakhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Peak
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Petrol pumpPetrol station, fuelFuelamenity=fuelTransport>Car>Fuelhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dfuel
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Pharmacy / Medical HallPharmacyShopping>PharmacyFacilities>Health>Pharmacyhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dpharmacy
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PhotocopyShop that offers photocopying and printing servicesshop=copyshopShops>Other>Copyshophttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dcopyshop
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Plant nurseryWhere plants are propagated and grownlanduse=plant_nurseryhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dplant_nursery
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PlaygroundPlaygroundleisure=playgroundSport and Leisure>PlaygroundFacilities>Leisure>Playgroundhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dplayground
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Plumbing A shop that sells pipes, drain fittings, valves etc for the distribution of water and removal of waterborne wastesshop=trade; trade=plumbing
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Police StationPolice StationAmenity>Police StationFacilities>Public Building>Policehttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dpolice
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Political_party officeoffice=political_party
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Pond/lakesnatural=water; water=pond/lake
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