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Public-images-osm logo.svg format
Describes the physical shape of an object. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

The format key describes the physical shape of an object. format=* describes the basic form, format:top=* the form of the head/the top. Used for historic milestones (historic=milestone) or boundary stones (historic=boundary_stone), but it can also be useful for other objects. For buildings, see 3D building.

Exact dimensions can be added using height=*, width=*, length=*, diameter=*.

Values of format

Photo Value Description
Jt osm grenzstein hl tremskamp.jpg squared_stone square basic shape
Janda at Mudot Rajapuram.jpg triangle triangular basic shape
Jt meilenstein.jpg conus conical basic shape
Meilenstein-Elspe.png obelisk Obelisk (upwardly tapering stone pillar with pyramid-shaped tip)
Halbmeilenstein-Trockenbrueck.png bell Bell-shaped basic form
Jt osm meilenstein suesel.jpg cylindrical Cylindrical basic shape
Jt osm grenzstein lübeck.jpg irregular Irregular basic shape
Smírčí kříž (Semonice).jpg stone_cross Stone cross (conciliation cross)

Values of format:top

Pfoto Value Description
Ordnance Boundary Stone at the Junior Commissariat Officer's Quarters - Butler's Barracks - Niagara Historical Park - Parks Canada - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada 05.jpg flat Flat (flat head)
Boundary Stone along Rennsteig (11).jpg rounded round (semi-circular)
Old Boundary Marker by Parks Road, opposite Wadham Cottage, Oxford Parish (geograph 6037663).jpg segment-like segmental arch (a rather flatter curve)
Grenzstein Weiser Stein, Stöckey.jpg gable-like gabled
Boundary Marker (Revisited) (9062460915).jpg pyramidal pyramid-shaped
Jt meilenstein.jpg pointed punctiform (usually tapered to a point)
Jt osm meilenstein suesel.jpg spherical spherical