Key:historic

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Description
For historic places and buildings.
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Documented values: 96
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

Usage

For mapping historical features. See Historic article for more details.

Values

See below for values:


Used to describe various archeological sites, wrecks, ruins, castles and ancient buildings. See Historic for further details on usage.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
historic archaeological_site Node Area A place in which evidence of past activity is preserved
Tourist archaeological2.glow.16.png
Dscf0105 600.jpg
historic aircraft Node Area A decommissioned aircraft which generally remains in one place Historic aircraft monki.JPG
historic battlefield Node Area The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past. This could be on land or at sea.
Fort Donelson river battery (1).jpg
historic boundary_stone Node A historic boundary stone usually found along the way.
Boundary stone St Brelade and St Peter, Jersey.jpg
historic building Node Area If it's not clear what type a historic building has, it can be tagged as a generic building.
historic castle Node Area Castles are (often fortified) buildings from medieval and modern times. Other languages Dscf0226 600.jpg
historic cannon Node A historic/retired cannon. Usually found at on forts or battlefields.
Muzzle loading cannons at the Swedish Naval Museum (6648150909).jpg
historic city_gate Node Area A Wikipedia city gate (or town gate) is a gate within a city wall. Spaarnwouder- of Amsterdamse poort.jpg
historic citywalls Way Area A Wikipedia defensive wall is a fortification used to protect a city or settlement from potential aggressors. Delitzsch Stadtmauer.jpg
historic farm Node Area A historical farm, kept in it's original state. Memorial-Day-2003.jpg
historic fort Node Area A military fort - distinct from a castle as it is generally more modern Komárom Fortress 03.jpg
historic manor Node Area Historic Wikipedia manors / Wikipedia mansions Gut Panker Herrenhaus.jpg
historic memorial Node Area Much like a monument, but smaller. Might range from a WWII memorial to a simple plate on a wall.
Tourist memorial.p.20.png
CIMG4191.JPG
historic monument Node Area An object, especially large and made of stone, built to remember and show respect to a person or group of people. Other languages
Monument.JPG
historic ruins Node Area Remains of structures that were once complete, but have fallen into partial or complete disrepair. If the type of original structure is known or apparent it can be described using ruins=*, e.g. ruins=castle.

Alternative tagging is historic=castle, ruins=yes.
See the proposal and discussion at Proposed_features/ruins for ruins of historic buildings.

Dscf1813-800.jpg
historic rune_stone Node A Wikipedia runestone is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription.
U 240, Lingsberg.JPG
historic ship Node Area A decommissioned ship or submarine Aurora Cruiser Museum StPetersburg.JPG
historic tomb Node Area Historic tomb Grob2.jpg
historic tree_shrine Node A single tree of a religious figure mounted onto a tree. Use natural=tree + historic=wayside_shrine instead. Tree Shrine - Giritzer, Mautern an der Donau, Österreich - 02.JPG
historic wayside_cross Node Area A historical (usually christian) cross. Frequently found along the way in Southern Germany, Austria and probably elsewhere.
Wegkreuz.jpg
historic wayside_shrine Node Area A historical shrine often showing a religious depiction. Frequently found along the way in Southern Germany, Austria and probably elsewhere. 2003-10-11 tanner moor 36.JPG
historic wreck Node Area Nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed. LovilleWreckRedsea.jpg
historic yes Node Area Used to add the historic significance of the objects described by other tags.
historic user defined Node Area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

See also