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Available languages — Key:description
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Public-images-osm logo.svg description
Osm element key.svg
To provide additional information about the related element to the end map user.
Group: Annotations
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

The description=* tag can be used to provide additional information about the related element to the end map user, possibly using a pop-up or similar. Text should be kept short; a few words or perhaps one to three sentences at most. Longer information can be provided by tagging a link to Wikipedia or other external website.

Use note=* for information which is for use by other mappers (for example a note indicating that the aerial imagery should not be believed or similar).


  • description=* (local language)
  • description:en=* (en= English)


name=First Fleet Monument
description=This is where the first colonial settlement fleet to Australia landed in 1741.


description=Muddy in wet weather
description:bicycle=Ridable along most of the way but has sections with tree roots

Related tags

  • note=* - for adding notes to yourself and your fellow mappers
  • website=* - for providing a link to a general external website
  • wikipedia=* - for providing a link

See also