|historic = memorial|
|Small memorials, usually remembering special persons, people who lost their lives in the wars or past events.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A feature for tagging smaller, usually remembering special persons, peoples lost their lives in the wars or past events.
Memorials can be often found at public greens, cemeteries, town squares and on walls inside or outside buildings.
How to map
Tags to use in combination
- name=* - the name of the memorial
- memorial=* the type of memorial
- memorial=war_memorial - war memorial
- memorial=plaque -
- memorial=blue_plaque - mainly in UK. See
- memorial=statue - statue
- memorial=bust - bust
- memorial=stele -
- memorial=stone - block of stone used as support.
- memorial=stolperstein - - only in some European countries.
- memorial:conflict=* - name of the conflict to which the memorial refers (First World War = WW1, Second World War = WW2, ...)
- height=* - height
- material=* - building material
- historic:civilization=* – for the civilization that created the feature.
- artist_name=* - artist name
- start_date=* - inauguration date
- inscription=* – the text of an inscription that may be found on the memorial.
- inscription:url=* - where the inscription can be found on an external website, e.g. Wikisource
- wikidata=* - the ID of the specific Wikidata item about the memorial (if any)
- commemorates:wikidata=* - the ID of the Wikidata item about the person, group, or event, commemorated
Not to be confused with a historic=monument. A memorial object, which is especially large or high enough, (one can go inside, walk on or through it) built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or to commemorate an event.
- Approved_features/Tag:historic=memorial - Original proposal
- tourism=artwork + artwork_type=statue
- Stolpersteine (small Holocaust memorials in Germany and other European countries)
- memorial:type=de:mordwange will be use. Look even suehnekreuz.de are a special type of memorials - there is no special English word for this so
- taginfo, CH, CZ, FR, GB, HU, IE, IN, PL, RU, SE for memorial:type=*
- taginfo, CH, CZ, FR, GB, HU, IE, IN, PL, RU, SE for memorial=*
- You can check the inappropriate use of "historic=monument" with the tool "CheckTheMonuments" and correct the errors if you have the knowledge about the objects.
- HistOSM - An atlas of historic sites based on OSM, out of the University of Heidelberg