|natural = crater|
|ambiguous tag - read wiki before using|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
|This value was used for a long time without any documentation and may not mean whatever its name suggests|
Apparently has been used to map either the center, area or crater rim of any kind of craters including volcano, meteor and bomb impact craters. Out of the various uses, the use as crater area or crater center of meteor and bomb craters might be reasonable based on OSM conventions and similar tags. However, past usage may not be compatible with such definition so it would be preferable to look for alternatives.
Use for crater rims of whatever kind is discouraged, those should be mapped by appearance (cliff,ridge,arete) with additional tags or relations clarifying that they are part of a crater.
For volcano crater rims the currently proposed mapping is:
Several other tags may be related or similar:
- historic=meteor_crater - undefined?
- natural=caldera - undefined?
- on Wikipedia, a disambiguation page listing a variety of specific crater landforms