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Jewish cemetery Worms.jpg
Specifies parts of a cemetery, single graves or special kinds of cemeteries. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: landuse
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 5
Useful combination
Status: in usePage for proposal

This key is used to specify a part of a cemetery, a single grave or a special kind of cemetery.

Values for parts of a cemetery or single graves

A sector (part) of a cemetery (see proposal of 2014)
A single grave

Values for special kinds of cemeteries

These vales are usually specified in connection with landuse=cemetery on areas area.

A burial place for members of the armed forces or civilians who died during military campaigns or operations
cemetery=wood or cemetery=burial_forest
These values for  natural burial grave sites (usually in a forest) were discussed in the German OSM forum in 2018 (see [1], [2]) and are used in small numbers, especially in Germany (see Taginfo).
This value for a  columbarium was discussed in the German OSM forum in 2018 as an alternative to tomb=columbarium (see [3]) and is used in small numbers (see Taginfo).
A burial place for domestic animals