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Public-images-osm logo.svg man_made = cross
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Cross with little historical or religion value, e.g. summit cross Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use

Cross with little historical or religion value. E.g. summit crosses: They are used to mark peaks. In order to be seen from afar, they are mostly big, heavy and simplistic. In that case, they look completely different to wayside crosses.

How to Map

Summit crosses
  • Draw a node node and add natural=peak.
  • Draw a second node node and add man_made=cross (so 2 symbols are rendered with corresponding data).

When both are coincident:

A historical cross, symbol of christian faith

Useful combinations

  • name=*
  • ele=* The elevation of the ground.
  • height=* The height of the cross.
  • direction=* The direction where the front side is facing. If front and back side can't be distinguished, take either.
  • material=*
  • inscription=*