[Tagging] Active volcanoes

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Jan 24 15:13:29 UTC 2020

On Friday 24 January 2020, Cascafico Giovanni wrote:
> So "active" is ment in geological time... rather wide for OSM :-)

No, the tag does not have a consistent meaning, it simply means some 
mapper has at some point subjectively considered this feature to be an 
active volcano.

> How to tag its recent activity, ie for touristic purposes?

OSM in general does not map historic features or events.  You should map 
what is at present verifiable to observe.  If there are fumarolic 
activites, hot springs etc. you can map these using appropriate tags 
(geological=volcanic_fumarole, natural=hot_spring etc.).

Christoph Hormann

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