|Consider using more popular cemetery=grave|
|Definition:||A grave is a location where remains of a human or an animal are buried|
|Rendered as:||Grave icon|
To define tagging scheme for graves, mainly ones without historic value.
|grave=columbarium/crypt/cenotaph/scatter_site/*||Type of the grave||optional|
|memorial=yes/no/cross/headstone/sculpture/*||Type of the memorial, "yes" value does not specify any type, use "no" if there is no memorial at all||optional|
|subject:name=*||Full name of the buried one presented on a memorial||optional|
|subject:species=human/cat/dog/*||Species of the buried one||"human" by default, mandatory otherwise|
|subject:image=no/photo/engraving/bust/sculpture/*||Type of the visual representation of the buried one on a memorial. Use "no" if no such image is present||optional|
|Birth and death dates as they are presented on the memorial. Use "no" if a date is not specified on the memorial. Use "yes" if a date is present on the memorial, but its value is unknown to the mapper||optional|
|subject:wikidata=*||Wikidata link to the buried one if exists. Example: Q30875||optional|
|cemetery=*||Cemetery name||use only if cemetery can't be extracted by other means (e.g. grave is not inside landuse=cemetery or amenity=grave_yard)|
|religion=*||Religion associated with the grave (add denomination=* tag if possible). Use "no" when there is no such association (e.g. in case of atheist graves).||optional|
|inscription=*||Inscription text as it is presented on the memorial||optional|
|ref=*||Unique reference to the grave inside of the cemetery (this could include reference to cemetery sector)||optional|
|wikidata=*||If the tomb is featured in Wikidata, list the item identifier here. Example: Q12432989||optional|
This scheme could also be used for memorial "graves", e.g. cenotaphs, scatter sites, etc.
If there is sizable building (e.g. in case of crypt) it's recommended to additionally use building=*.
In cases when several beings belong to one grave (e.g. mass grave) information about them could be presented by subjectN:* scheme. For example:
subject:birth=<mr. Smith's date of birth>
subject:death=<mr. Smith's date of death>
subject2:birth=<ms. Smith's date of birth>
subject2:death=<ms. Smith's date of death>
If there is a list of buried ones on the memorial, then subject:* should be used for first entry, subject2:* for second and so forth. subjectN:* could be omitted, if Nth element of list is not presented on memorial (e.g. name was erased) or unreadable.
Opinions and Comments
See Talk:Proposed_features/Grave for further suggestions.