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Public-images-osm logo.svg place = islet
L'Île au Dgèrdain Saint Brélade Jèrri 2004.jpg
A very small island. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Places
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
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Status: de facto


An  islet is a very small island with an area less than about 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi). Types of islet include rocks with some vegetation, small river islands, subsidiary islands, sea stacks and isolated sand bars. Some islets are tidal islands meaning that they're only surrounded by the sea during high-tide.

Differentiation between Island and Islet (List with examples)(de).

How to map

Draw a node at the location of the islet or an area (counterclockwise) along the coastline of the islet. Then add the tags

  • You can also add the way into a multipolygon relation depending on how the surrounding water is tagged.
  • If the islet is located in the sea or ocean, add natural=coastline

See also

Possible Tagging Mistakes

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