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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural
Biogradska suma.jpg
Used to describes natural physical land features, including ones that have been modified by humans.
Group: Natural
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Documented values: 166
Status: Approved


See also: Natural

Used to describe a selection of Geological and Landcover features.


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
Vegetation related
natural bare_rock Area An area with sparse or no vegetation, so that the bedrock becomes visible.
Coastal rock formation.jpg
natural fell NodeArea Bare upper lying uncultivated land principally covered with grass and often grazed.
natural moor NodeArea Upland areas, characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils.
Moorland - - 384704.jpg
natural grassland Area Where vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae) and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants, except for ornamental grass (see landuse=grass), mowing for hay, etc. (see landuse=meadow) and grazing (see landuse=pasture)
Surface grass.jpg
natural heath NodeArea Bare lower lying uncultivated land with bushes but little or no tree cover.

Note. This is not for parks whose name contains the word "heath"

Lüneburger Heide 080.jpg
natural mud NodeArea (Other languages) Undocumented tag. Maybe see natural=wetland + wetland=mud?
Death 12 bg 082303.jpg
natural sand NodeArea Ground coverage of mostly silica particles, with no or very sparse vegetation. See natural=beach as well.
Kalabrien Ricadi Sandwellen 2129.jpg
natural scrub NodeArea Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees
Starr 010831-0015 Morella faya.jpg
natural stone Node Freestanding stone; e.g., glacial erratic
Big rock at saynatsalo.jpg
natural tree Node Lone or significant trees.
natural tree_row Way Line of trees. Rendering-natural tree row-mapnik.png
Row of Poplar Trees - - 242206.jpg
natural wetland NodeArea Waterlogged area (on Wikipedia)
natural wood NodeArea Woodland where timber production does not dominate use. Be aware of landuse=forest. For more detail, one can use leaf_type=*.
Biogradska suma.jpg
Water related
natural bay NodeArea A bay, a large body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth. (Other languages)
natural beach NodeArea A beach, a flat area of sand, gravel or pebble next to water (Other languages)
natural coastline Way The mean high water spring line between the sea and land (with the water on the right side of the way.)
natural spring Node A place where ground water flows naturally from the ground (Other languages)
La Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.JPG
natural water NodeArea Lakes, etc.
Natural water.jpg
Mountains related
natural arete Way An arête, a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock which is typically formed when two glaciers erode parallel U-shaped valleys. Arête nord du Rateau.jpg
natural cave_entrance NodeArea The entrance to a cave.
Cave entrance.jpg
natural cliff NodeWayArea A cliff, a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure (leave the lower face to the right of the way.)
natural glacier NodeArea Areas (or peaks) covered with ice throughout the year
Rendering-Natural glacier OSM.png
natural peak Node Top of a hill or mountain (summit)
OSB Peak.png
natural ridge Way A ridge North Ridge of Mount Rohr.jpg
natural rock NodeArea A notable rock or group of rocks with connection to the ground.
Gainfarn froschstein.jpg
natural saddle Node Saddle between hills
Saddle example small.png

Saddle img.png
natural scree NodeArea Loose rock Scree.jpg
natural sinkhole NodeArea A natural depression or hole in the surface topography Rax doline.jpg
natural volcano Node A volcano, either dormant, extinct or active
Volcano 10.png
natural user defined NodeArea All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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