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+/- man_made

One example for man_made


The man-made tag is for identifying man made structures.


Man made

Used on these elements

may be used on nodes may be used on ways may be used on areas use on relations unspecified


Approved approved feature


See also: Man-made

A tag for identifying man-made (artificial) structures added to the landscape. See also building=* for buildings.


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
man_made adit Node Area From Wikipedia: An adit is a type of entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal
man_made beacon Node Structures for signalling on land and sea.
man_made breakwater Way Area Protects a shore or harbour from the sea and waves
man_made bunker_silo Node Area Open-sided structure to store something. It can be used with vehicles to fill and empty it.
Empty bunker silo in Nebraska.jpg
man_made campanile Way Area A free standing bell tower, typically near a church.
See also man_made=tower with tower:type=bell_tower.
Klockstapel 01.jpg
man_made chimney Node Large chimney for exhaustion.

For attached mobile phone base stations see communication:mobile_phone=yes

Schwerin Wuestmark Heizkraftwerk Schwerin-Sued.JPG
man_made crane Node Area A stationary, permanent crane, such as those at docks
Ladebruecke IMGP2656 osm.jpg
man_made cutline Way Used to mark cut lines in forests.
man_made clearcut Node Area Area, where most or all trees are uniformly cut down. Used in combination with natural=scrub
man_made embankment Way A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area.
Railway embankment.jpg
man_made firepit Node Area deprecated. For campfires and firepits, see leisure=firepit
Camp site.jpg
man_made flagpole Node A long pole built to hold a flag
Genova-Quarto dei Mille.JPG
man_made gasometer Way Area A gasometer is a large storage container for gas.
Gasometer in East London.jpg
man_made groyne Way Area A rigid hydraulic structure perpendicular to a coastline or a riverbank intended to interrupt longshore sediment transport. See also: man_made=breakwater
man_made kiln Node Area A thermally insulated chamber in which temperature is controlled in order to change the state of the item placed inside, usually though the process of burning, baking, drying or smelting.
man_made lighthouse Node Sends out a light beam to guide ships
Rendering-man made-lighthouse-mapnik.png
Chania lighthouse A.jpg
man_made mast Node Mast is a vertical structure built to hold for example antennas
Mobile phone base station 2010 12 30 165211 PC304165.jpg
man_made mineshaft Node Area A vertical tunnel
man_made monitoring_station Node Area A station that monitor something
An Air Quality Monitoring Station above the M42 - - 210181.jpg
man_made petroleum_well Node A boring through the earth's surface that is designed to find and produce petroleum oil
West Texas Pumpjack.JPG
man_made pier Way Area A "bridge into the ocean", usually for recreation
Rendering-area-man made-pier.png
Poland. Gmina Jedwabno. Narty Lake 001.JPG
man_made pipeline Way A pipe for carrying various fluids, such as water, gas, sewage
man_made reservoir_covered Node Area A covered water reservoir
Reservoir covered.jpg
man_made silo Node Area A silo is a storage container for bulk material, often grains such as corn or wheat.
man_made snow_fence Way A snow fence is a solid fence-like structure built across steep slopes to reduce risk and severity of (snow) avalanches. Usually made of steel, sloping outwards, and trussed underneath. Sometimes refered to as a snow shed.
Verbauung Tanngrindel.JPG
man_made snow_net Way A snow net netting fence built across steep slopes to reduce risk and severity of (snow) avalanches. They consist of a net made of steel cables, held up by posts. Sometimes refered to as an Avalanche net.
man_made storage_tank Node Area A tank used for storage of liquids or gases.
man_made surveillance Node Area To mark places and buildings monitored by public or private camera
Three Surveillance cameras.jpg
man_made survey_point Node Triangulation pillars, geodetic vertices, and fixed equipment used by topographers (e.g. DGPS radio stations)
man_made tower Node Area A tall and often lean building or structure e.g. telecoms. Please also add a tower:type=* if possible. Also see historic=* below.
man_made wastewater_plant Node Area Facilities used to treat wastewater (known as sewage in some countries)
Hall Lane Sewage Farm - - 69284.jpg
man_made watermill Node Area Watermill, mostly ancient and out of order
Belzig Springbachmuehle1.JPG
man_made water_tower Node Area A tower to store water in, usually found on hills beside or in a town
Tower water.p.20.png
Lanstroper Ei IMGP8117 osm.jpg
man_made water_works Node Area A place where drinking water is found and applied to the local waterpipes network.
Water treatment - - 231374.jpg
man_made water_well Node Area A water well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, boring or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers.
Water well.jpg
man_made windmill Node Area Windmill, mostly ancient and out of order, see power=generator in combination with generator:source=wind for modern wind turbines
Rendering-man made-windmill-mapnik.png
Willesbourgh Windmill, Ashford, Kent.jpg
man_made works Node Area Industrial building to produce something
building yes Area General tag for buildings - see building=* for more information.
Lipsk - House 02.jpg
man_made user defined Node Way Area All commonly used values to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.


See Proposed features/man_made=bridge.