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This is used to describe natural and physical land features. These also include features that have been modified by humans. See the page titled Natural for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Example rendering Photo

Vegetation or surface related

natural wood node area Woodland where timber production does not dominate use. Be aware of landuse=forest. For more detail, one can use leaf_type=*.
Biogradska suma.jpg
natural tree_row way Line of trees. Rendering-natural tree row-mapnik.png
Row of Poplar Trees - geograph.org.uk - 242206.jpg
natural tree node Lone or significant trees.
natural scrub node area Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees.
Starr 010831-0015 Morella faya.jpg
natural heath node area Bare lower lying uncultivated land with bushes but little or no tree cover.
Note. This is not for parks whose name contains the word "heath".
Lüneburger Heide 080.jpg
natural moor node area Upland areas, characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Moorland - geograph.org.uk - 384704.jpg
natural grassland area Where vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae) and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants, except for ornamental grass (see landuse=grass), mowing for hay, etc. (see landuse=meadow).
Surface grass.jpg
natural fell node area Habitat above tree line in alpine and subpolar regions, principally covered with uncultivated grass, low growing shrubs and mosses and sometimes grazed. No, see #545.
natural bare_rock area An area with sparse or no vegetation, so that the bedrock becomes visible.
Bare rock.png
Coastal rock formation.jpg
natural scree node area Unconsolidated angular rocks formed by rockfall and weathering from adjacent rockfaces.
Scree render.png
natural shingle node area An accumulation of water-eroded rocks, usually pebbles and gravel, but sometimes larger.
Scree render.png
Vorderrhein Mundaun.JPG
natural sand node area Ground coverage of mostly silica particles, with no or very sparse vegetation. See natural=beach as well.
Kalabrien Ricadi Sandwellen 2129.jpg
natural mud node area (Other languages) Undocumented tag. Have a look at natural=wetland + subtag wetland=*
Death 12 bg 082303.jpg

Water related

natural water area Lakes, etc.
Natural water.jpg
natural wetland area Waterlogged area (on Wikipedia).
natural glacier node area A glacier is a body of ice.
Rendering-Natural glacier OSM.png
natural bay node area A bay, a large body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth. (Other languages).
Rendering-natural bay-mapnik.png
Lowlandman's Bay, Jura - geograph.org.uk - 25388.jpg
natural cape node Cape, a prominent, elevated piece of land sticking out into the sea or large lake. Includes capes, heads, headlands, peninsulas and (water) promontories.
Provincetown Spit Cape Cod.jpg
natural peninsula node area A peninsula
Shimabara Peninsula Japan SRTM.jpg
natural strait node area A strait is a narrow area of water surrounded by land on two sides.
Rendering-natural strait.png
ISS054-E-53958 (Strait of Dover).jpg
natural beach node area A beach, a flat area of sand, gravel or pebble next to water (Other languages).
natural coastline way The mean high water spring line between the sea and land (with the water on the right side of the way.)
natural spring node A place where ground water flows naturally from the ground (Other languages).
La Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.JPG
natural hot_spring node A hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth's crust.
Grand prismatic spring.jpg
natural geyser node A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam.
Strokkur, Iceland.jpg
natural reef area Récif : rocher, banc de sable, corail ou autre se situant 80 mètres ou moins sous la surface de l'eau.
Vanatinai, Louisiade Archipelago.jpg

Landform related

natural peak node Top of a hill or mountain (summit).
natural hill way A hill. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Rolling Hills Paranal.jpg
natural volcano node A volcano, either dormant, extinct or active.
natural valley node way A valley. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
natural river_terrace node way A river terrace. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Тераса в долині Інгульця.jpg
natural ridge way A ridge. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
North Ridge of Mount Rohr.jpg
natural arete way An arête, a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock which is typically formed when two glaciers erode parallel U-shaped valleys. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Arête nord du Rateau.jpg
natural cliff node way area A cliff, a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure (leave the lower face to the right of the way.)
natural saddle node The lowest point along a ridge or between two mountain tops
Saddle img.png
natural rock node area A notable rock or group of rocks with connection to the ground. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Gainfarn froschstein.jpg
natural stone node Freestanding stone; e.g., glacial erratic. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Big rock at saynatsalo.jpg
natural sinkhole node area A natural depression or hole in the surface topography. currently not rendered by openstreetmap-carto
Rax doline.jpg
natural cave_entrance node area The entrance to a cave. Node:
natural user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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== section header ==
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