Tag:historic=monument

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Description
A memorial object, especially large and made of stone, built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or to commemorate an event.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

A memorial object, especially large (one can go inside, walk on or through it) and made of stone, built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or to commemorate an event.
Wikipedia Monuments are often built in homage to past or present political / military leaders or religious figures / deities.

How to map

Place a node Node at the centrepoint or draw a way Area around the outline of the building.

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* - The name of the monument
  • historic:civilization=* - The civilization (culture) that created the monument.
  • heritage=* - If the building is recognized as being of historic value by an authority.

Similar tags

historic=memorial - Much like a monument, but smaller. Might range from a WWII memorial to a simple plate on a wall.

Warnings

  • In many countries this tag is very disruptive because the words "historic" and "monument" are associated to designate a national heritage building. It's true for France, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Spain and certainly other countries. This leads to errors : people use this tag to map heritage objects.
    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.

See also

Proposed_features/obelisk Proposal how to map obelisks

Related terms: <reminder> <tribute> <monument> <memento> <record> <statue>