|place = locality|
|A named place that has no population.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The place=locality tag can be used to name unpopulated place which is not associated with any extant feature to which such a tag could be associated. For populated places see place=*. For a name that is associated with a natural or physical feature it is normally better to add a name=* to the element that describes that feature. As more and more feature are taken into account in the agreed tag guidelines, the number of "localities" should decrease.
Currently, nearly three quarters of the items using this tag came from Spanish NGBE data.
How to map
When not to use this tag
To define any feature that already has a suitable tag schema in OpenStreetMap. For example: