The summit icon will often have a number after it. I assume this number is elevation (in meters?). Can someone confirm? This is not explained in the map key (It shows the icon with the description "Summit and Peak") -- perhaps that should be added?

This number is also not documented here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Natural

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As a general point, please make sure to say exactly which map (and layer) you are looking at, because each may have a totally different rendering!

If you are talking about the "default" layer on www.openstreetmap.org, this is governed by this XML stylesheet which contains the section

<Rule>
  <Filter>[natural] = 'peak' and not [name] != ''</Filter>
  &maxscale_zoom14;
  <TextSymbolizer size="9" fill="brown" dy="6" fontset-name="oblique-fonts" halo-radius="1" placement="interior">[ele]</TextSymbolizer>
</Rule>

so yes, indeed, it is the contents of the "ele" tag that are written next to the peak symbol.

It is possible that someone who works on the map key reads this and makes a change directly; otherwise, the best way to request additions to the map key is by submitting a ticket to trac.openstreetmap.org, our bug tracker.

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answered 10 Apr '12, 14:29

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Yes, the elevation listed is in meters.

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