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Public-images-osm logo.svg ele:natural
The natural elevation of a feature above sea level, in metres.
Group: properties
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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The natural elevation of a feature is the elevation the feature would have, were it not for human intervention or regulation.

Used in practice for the natural water level of reservoirs. That is, if the reservoir used to be a lake before it became a reservoir, the value of ele:natural should denote the elevation of this lake.