|historic = battlefield|
|The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The site of a battle or military skirmish in the past. This could be on land or at sea.
Note that OSM is not a place where events may be mapped, though historic=battlefield may be used to provide context for existing features.
How to map
Place a node roughly in the middle of where the battlefield was, or draw a area to indicate its perimeter (which would normally be fairly approximate, but might be the boundaries of a field for example)
Tags to use in combination
- name=<name of the battle> (optional)
- date=<date of the battle> (optional) (or documented tag start_date=*)
- on Wikipedia (in United States of America)
- on Wikipedia