Proposed features/Historic name

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Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: brylie
Tagging: historic_name=*
Applies to: node
Definition: Historical name of feature
Rendered as: None.
Drafted on: 2013-10-18
RFC start: 2013-10-18


An historical name of any map feature.


Historic buildings and places have names that may change over time. The "historic_name" tag can be used to indicate names from the area's past. This can help researchers and historians to locate and catalog places of historical importance.