Proposed features/tombs

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Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: dieterdreist
Tagging: historic=tomb
Applies to: node,area
Definition: for all kind of tombs
Rendered as: *
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2011-02-09
RFC start: *
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


This aims to be a tag for all kind of tombs: mausoleums, pyramids, simple tombs, prehistoric tombs, tumuli, rock-cut tombs.

To tag the persons buried in a tomb, see the person relation and the JOSM tomb plugin.


Main tag

The tag historic=tomb is a generic key for all kinds of tombs. Tagged on a node, area or on a relation.

Current usage of the main tag

Subtagging types

Add the tag tomb=* to be more specific:

Tag Description taginfo stats Mapnik Picture
tomb=tumulus tumulus Evessen Tumulus 2.jpg
tomb=rock-cut rock-cut tomb Matala caves.jpg
tomb=hypogeum hypogeum - an underground tomb Etruscan hypogeum.jpg
tomb=war_grave single war grave Normandy American Cemetery 9830a.jpg
tomb=mausoleum mausoleum Taj Mahal in March 2004.jpg
tomb=columbarium columbarium Oakland-columbarium-s.jpg
tomb=cenotaph cenotaph Cenotaph, Hong Kong 1.jpg
tomb=crypt crypt Wola Gułowska-trumna.jpg
tomb=pyramid pyramid Pyramids of Egypt1.jpg
tomb=sarcophagus sarcophagus Contantinople Christian sarcophagus circa 400.jpg
tomb=vault vault Perelachaise-p1000391.jpg

See also