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ground elevation of a point in WGS84 Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use


This is a tag for explicitly tagging a ground elevation ele=* in the wgs84 system (World Geodetic System, Revision 1984). A well known problem of the values in the generic ele=* tag is that despite the definition, the reference isn’t homogeneous.

If used on areas and linear ways, the elevation must be true for the whole object. Otherwise use the tag on nodes.


It isn’t completely clear whether the values are referring to the ellipsoid or the geoid. If you have used this tag in the past, please clarify.

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