[Tagging] Representing "altimetric quotas" in OSM

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Tue Jan 17 17:40:56 UTC 2017

A point that has a height recorded but not much else is sometimes known 
as a spot height. Not sure there are any tagged as such, but maybe 
place=spot_height or natural=spot_height ...

cheers, Chris (chillly)

On 17/01/2017 17:13, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote:
> I really don't know if the proper term is "altimetric quota" in English, sorry.
> What we have are some places where the elevation at some points were
> measured. It's similar to man_made=survey_point but without any
> physical objects or marks there; somebody just measured the elevation
> at that point and charted it.
> For example, the orange X with numbers at their sides here
> https://i.imgur.com/keRUoI3.png are representing the charted
> elevations.
> Due to a misunderstanding and/or lack of a better tag, they were
> inserted in OSM as peaks, like in
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=11/-20.1043/-46.2971 and
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-20.1032/-46.2518
> Some coincide with local peaks, while some not; of course we don't
> have so many peaks there.
> So what we have is:
> 1) they are not peaks
> 2) some users are saying that it's polluting the map (they have a reason)
> 3) I don't think we should simply remove all the peaks (since the user
> who mapped them had a lot of work for this)
> 4) we lack (or we don't know) a good tag to represent this
> Is there any tag that we could use to better represent such data, please?
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