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Paderborn Germany Turbines-of-Paderborn-windfarm-01.jpg
Wind turbine Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Generator wind-14.svg
Group: Power
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A  wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used to produce electricity, the device may be called a wind generator.

information sign

For traditional windmills, historically used to mill grain with wind power, use man_made=windmill instead.

How to map

Set a node node at the centre.

Tags used in combination

Wind farms

Offshore wind farm

For an offshore wind farm, draw the outline area and add:

Wind farms ashore

A wind farm on land is the sum of all wind turbines. They are summarized with a relation relation of the type=site.

See also

  • wind farms for a list of known wind farm relations.
  • Here you can find this tagging preset for JOSM.