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A kiln: an oven used for industrial processes such as hardening, drying, or smelting Edit or translate this description.
Group: Man made
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

Tag man_made=kiln is used for mapping a kiln - a thermally insulated chamber in which temperature is controlled in order to change the state of the item placed inside, usually though the process of burning, baking, drying or smelting.

How to map

Set a node node or draw as an area area along outline and add man_made=kiln

The product produced in the kiln can be described with product=*:

Tags to use in combination


Bottle Kilns

Bottle kilns (also known as bottle ovens) were widely used in the pottery industry and some still survive (notably in Stoke-on-Trent), though they are no longer used in the UK, where they are listed historical buildings. They should be drawn as an area area along the outline, and tagged:

Bottle kilns in the UK are likely to be listed buildings, in which case the following tags should be added:


This is up to the implementation of each render but it is suggested as a black round drum with a flame in the centre of the drum. The svg below is offered to the public domain for free usage by any renderer:


See also