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Specifies the type of a map. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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)
Status: de facto
map_type=* What type of map is it?
key=value Description Example/photo
map_type=topo A map with topographical background for e.g. a historical or hiking map. The map contains contour lines.
map_type=street A map with all streets or ways of an area. The streets are mostly named. The angles, distances etc. are accurate. Used e.g. at tourist offices for the accommodation overview.
map_type=scheme A sketched map with only important ways and POIs. The angles, distances etc. are merely illustrative, not accurate. Used e.g. by travel agencies to explain their tours.
map_type=toposcope A marker erected on high places which indicates the direction to notable landscape features which can be seen from that point (associated with tourism=viewpoint).
Toposcope detail - - 1123662.jpg
map_type=* All commonly used values according to Taginfo