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|For features which are in ruins.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is used in two ways:
- as ruins=yes to indicate that a structure is in ruins,
- as a sub-tag of historic=ruins to define the historic structure that is in ruins.
- This usage is discouraged by some mappers because renderers that don't evaluate the tag ruins=yes display the structure as it were intact. For historic features, historic=ruins together with the sub-tag historic=* can be used (see section #Sub-tag of historic=ruins below), and for non-historic features the lifecycle prefix ruins: can be used instead.
- Some mappers use ruins=yes for structures that are still recognisable for what they once used to be, and historic=ruins or ruins: for structures that are no longer recognisable for what they used to be (e.g. where only the foundation walls are still visible).
|Tagging with ruins=yes||Alternative tagging|
|historic=castle + ruins=yes||historic=ruins + ruins=castle|
|building=yes + ruins=yes||ruins:building=yes|
Sub-tag of historic=ruins
|ruins||church||Ruins of a historic church|
|ruins||castle||Ruins of a historic castle|
|ruins||fort||Ruins of a historic fort|
|ruins||tower||Ruins of a historic tower|
|ruins||monastery||Ruins of a historic monastery|
|ruins||temple||Ruins of a historic temple|
|ruins||chapel||Ruins of a historic chapel|