Talk:Proposed features/Mountains

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Mountain Range - Gebirge

To specify: I think, that mountain ranges can be mapped as way, along the highest ridges. (Custom) rendering should draw the name along this line, as topographic maps already do.

Following a post in the German Forum, mountain ranges should be tagged as a polygon/relation and mountains inside are part of the relation.



Tagging today - taginfo 3 June 2012
natural=mountain_range: 13
place=region, region:type=mountain_area: 89

--Federico Explorador 15:12, 3 June 2012 (BST)

Grat und Rücken


What is the difference of:


a picture says more than 1000 words...

  • Yes. On first picture shows natural=arete? on second — natural=ridge. But in general case line natural=arete can be part of line (mapped by relation) natural=ridge. Lzhl 19:24, 30 March 2012 (BST).

How to draw a ridge? - If it is broad, where we draw the "line"? Or is it better to draw a hight curve?

  • I think that ridge should be mapped as way by its highest curve. Lzhl 19:24, 30 March 2012 (BST).
Tagging according to taginfo (3 June 2012)
natural=ridge: 1642
ridge=yes: 290
natural=arete: 140 --Federico Explorador 17:21, 3 June 2012 (BST)

Tal, Schlucht,


If we have a crest/arete, we need the opposite...


How a valley-line could be draw? If there is a river it is clear. Also a gorge, you can see it in the DOP. But if there is no river? and if it is more flat?


How a valley-line could be rendered? Showing the opposite of a ridge...

sidearm, subpeak, i-dont-know

Doktorskopf, Glockenberg, Sankt Andreasberg, Germany

This is not a peak, it's more like a sidearm. I won't consider it a subpeak either because it is not a local maximum next to the summit but in the Harz Mountains they have names. Most of them have names ending on ~kopf (head). Their names are used to describe the vicinity so they should be mapped. I dont know how that is called in english so what could be an appropriate tag for that? It might also be a good idea to describe to which moutain (peak) it belongs.