|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 [early 2012], 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: