Tag:tourism=viewpoint

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Public-images-osm logo.svg tourism = viewpoint
Viewpoint.jpg
Description
A place worth visiting, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings.
Rendering
Viewpoint-16.svg
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Wikidata-logo.svgQ6017969
Status: de facto

Definition

A place where tourists, visitors, hikers might like to visit and take photographs. A place, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings. Sometimes called a vista point or scenic area/point, lookout or overlook.

Some are identified by signs, many more can be identified from local knowledge or from your own visit and judgement.

This tag identifies a good view. Interesting objects or buildings themselves should rather be tagged with tourism=attraction. See also landmark=*

Direction of view

The direction of the view may be described by the direction=* tag, either by giving the main direction or the left and right limits (in this order).

direction=W View roughly to the west
direction=S-W View from the south to the west
direction=330-30 Viewing angle of 60 degrees around the north
direction=70-110;250-290 limited view to the east and west, no view to the north and south

Examples

tourism=viewpoint
name=Beachy Head
direction=90-260
description=Views of the English Channel, France can be seen on a clear day
man_made=tower
tower:type=observation
tourism=viewpoint
name=Panorama Tower

Rendering

On the Mapnik standard layer as a viewpoint icon with name if set.

See also