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Using this tag is discouraged, use hazard=* instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: hazards
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 3
Status: deprecated

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: hazard=*.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.


We present here a typology of natural hazards that is used in the OpenHazardMap project.


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
hazard_type landslide area Any type of mass earth movements: landslides, rockfalls, debris flows...

Rockfall tj.jpg
hazard_type avalanche area All the hazards that involve massive displacement of snow and / or ice.
hazard_type flood area Significant overflow of the water level that submerges a piece of land
Flood tj.jpg

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