Proposed features/historic site

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historic site
Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Circeus
Tagging: historic=heritage
Applies to: node, area, segment
Definition: Anything that is recognized has being of historic value by an authority
Rendered as: *
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2008-10-24
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


This tag is intended for any building/area/site/monument that has been officially recognized by an authority as worthy of protection/recognition for its historic or cultural value.


  • historic=heritage
  • designation=* Is it an American registered historic place? A Unesco world heritage site? A Quebec arrondissement historique or site du patrimoine? A French monument historique? A British grade II* listed building? A Swedish byggnadsminne? A New York designated landmark? A California historical landmark? A Canadian national historic site?
  • authority=* The authority that made the designation (a city, county, state/province, country etc.)
  • ref_heritage=* A reference number, where appropriate
  • Something which would require a different value of "historic" (historic=memorial, historic=battlefield etc. etc.) would still be allowed to keep it, and just be appended the appropriate extra tags


  • format for "authority" and "designation"
  • designation clashes with Key:designation which whilst unofficial is more widely used than in this context
  • multiple values

See Proposed features/heritage

Applies to

Any of node, area (traced building, districts), or ways (streets or segments of street are often designated, as are bridge)