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|cemetery = grave|
|To map a place dug into the ground for the burial of a corpse, often marked with a gravestone|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A grave is a place dug into the ground for the burial of a corpse, often marked with a gravestone. In areas where grave location/inscription is considered private information, please map only significant and notable graves.
How to map
Place a node in the middle of the grave or map the outline of the grave.
Add cemetery=grave and name=* (adding the name of the deceased in the name=* tag is common practice)
inscription=* is a standard tag for recording text written on an object.
Add additional details in a description=* tag.
Tags to use in combination
- wikipedia=*, wikidata=* – link to the Wikipedia article or Wikidata item about the grave itself
- subject:wikidata=* or buried:wikidata=* – link to the Wikidata item about the buried person(s) - both are in use.
Note that there can be a case where grave of someone is former or symbolic and buried:wikidata=* does not apply.
- historic=tomb - for historical tombs, e.g., barrows, pyramids, rock tombs. While a grave is a place dug into the ground for the burial of a corpse, a tomb is a built structure.
- Limitations on mapping private information (graves were listed as example as non-mappable and removed after discussion on talk page)
- Open Burial Map: The "OSM buried:wikidata" source displays graves with buried:wikidata=*
- ↑ Situation varies across world, see for example how GDPR regulation may or may not apply to information about dead people