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An opening exposed on the earth's surface where volcanic material is emitted. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: natural
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A  volcano is an opening exposed on the earth's surface where volcanic material is emitted. All volcanoes contain a central vent underlying the summit crater of the volcano. Some volcanos may have more than one vent, fissures and fumaroles.

A volcano can have one or more volcanic vents, which are mapped with geological=volcanic_vent.

How to map

Add the natural=volcano as a node node. Place it as close to the centre of the main crater/caldera/vent as you can.

Name the volcano using name=* on the node.

Tags used in combination

These are the three main types. Further information in Volcano on Wikipedia

Relation to natural=peak

Note although many volcanoes are mountains and in many maps natural=volcano and natural=peak are rendered in a similar way the location of the main volcanic vent/crater is generally not identical to the highest peak so natural=volcano does not necessarily imply a mountain peak.

Crater rim

The crater rim can be tagged using

Röntgen icons

volcano:type=stratovolcano Röntgen stratovolcano and clouds.svg Röntgen stratovolcano and lava.svg Röntgen stratovolcano and smoke.svg Röntgen stratovolcano.svg
volcano:type=shield Röntgen shield volcano and clouds.svg Röntgen shield volcano and lava.svg Röntgen shield volcano and smoke.svg Röntgen shield volcano.svg
volcano:type=scoria Röntgen volcanic cone and clouds.svg Röntgen volcanic cone and lava.svg Röntgen volcanic cone and smoke.svg Röntgen volcanic cone.svg


name=Anak Krakatau

Related tags

See also

Possible tagging mistakes

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