[Tagging] recommend tagging of volcanos as ways rather than nodes

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Mon Mar 30 12:39:19 UTC 2015

In contrast to a peak, which is a point by definition, a volcano is often
characterised by its crater, thus a polygon makes perfect sense.

I see people drawing perfectly round chimneys with one node per brick, thus
a volcano certainly deserves its area.

I would have recommended to sync this action with carto, but apparently that
was already the source of this discussion.


Martin Koppenhoefer wrote on 2015-03-30 13:26:
> I suggest to tag volcanos on ways rather than nodes, if possible. Currently the wiki states that only nodes should be used, and while I agree that nodes might be a preliminary way of mapping, I think that typically volcanos are bigger than just a point,
> and would merit an area to be mapped.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Anatural%3Dvolcano
> Just discovered, this was changed only one year ago by user geozeisig, before there was a recommendation for areas as well: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Anatural%3Dvolcano&diff=996213&oldid=995784
> Are there objections to put this back to areas or nodes? Is there support for such an action?
> Cheers,
> Martin

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