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A building/area/site/monument officially recognized for its historic or cultural value. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Historic
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may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

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.

This tagging scheme collides with the more commonly used historic=*. In general, this tag is used in cases where historic=yes would otherwise be used, and the site is a recognized heritage site. Otherwise, one of the other historic=* tags should be used, in combination with heritage=*. In addition, mappers should also set heritage:operator=* to indicate who operates the historic site.