|tourism = viewpoint|
|A place worth visiting, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings.|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A place where tourists, visitors, hikers might like to visit and take photographs. A place, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings. Sometimes called a vista point or scenic area/point, lookout or overlook.
Some are identified by signs, many more can be identified from local knowledge or from your own visit and judgement.
How to map
Set a node at the viewpoint and add tourism=viewpoint.
Due to the rule One feature, one OSM element the node should not be another object at the same time, eg
Direction of view
The direction of the view may be described by the direction=* tag, either by giving the main direction or the left and right limits (in this order).
|direction=W||View roughly to the west|
|direction=S-W||View from the south to the west|
|direction=330-30||Viewing angle of 60 degrees around the north|
|direction=70-110;250-290||limited view to the east and west, no view to the north and south|
tourism=viewpoint name=Beachy Head direction=90-260 description=Views of the English Channel, France can be seen on a clear day
On the Mapnik standard layer as a viewpoint icon with name if set.
- information=map + map_type=toposcope (board indicating the direction to notable landscape features which can be seen from that point)
- on Wikipedia