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Fountain at Milan citadel.JPG
A fountain with cultural, decorational or historical significance or which serves a recreational purpose. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: water management
Used on these elements
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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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A fountain with cultural, decorative, or historical significance or which serves a recreational purpose.

This might range from the usual fountain that you'll find in lots of city centres, up to large fountains like the Trevi Fountain in Rome that can act as a landmark and is also a tourist destination. The water of fountains tagged as amenity=fountain might not be drinkable – especially the large ornamental ones. Use drinking_water=* to specify drinkability.

How to map

Draw a node node or an area area and tag with amenity=fountain. The area should encompass the whole fountain.

Note semantics of areas tagged amenity=fountain vary widely in practical use between the following variants. It either represents

  • the whole construction of the fountain including walls etc.
  • an area of usually standing water that is part of the fountain
  • a hull polygon enclosing all the nozzles of the fountain (like here or here).

If the fountain provides drinking water and meets the requisites for being tagged as a fountain, add an additional tag drinking_water=yes (see the tag page for more detailed tagging).

Other useful generic tags:

  • name=* - The name of the fountain.
  • drinking_water=yes/no - Indication whether a feature provides drinking water
  • lit=yes/no - Are there lights shining on/in the fountain?
  • fountain=* - A tag to indicate the subtype of the fountain
  • tourism=attraction - if fountain is a tourism attraction
  • historic=yes - Used to add the historic significance of the fountain

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See also

  1. Run this Overpass turbo query to check the current amount