|tourism = viewpoint
|A place worth visiting, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings.
|Rendering in OSM 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.
This tag identifies a good view. Interesting objects or buildings themselves should rather be tagged with an appropriate value of tourism=*.
How to map
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).
|View roughly to the west
|View from the south to the west
|Viewing angle of 60 degrees around the north
|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
tourism=viewpoint man_made=tower tower:type=observation name=Panorama Tower
- On the OpenStreetMap standard layer as a viewpoint icon with name if set.
- On OpenTopoMap as a viewpoint icon with correct direction(s).
- On osmtools for debugging the direction value.