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Small memorials, usually remembering special persons, people who lost their lives in the wars, past events or missing places. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal


A feature for tagging smaller  memorials, usually remembering special persons, peoples lost their lives in the wars, past events or missing places.

Memorials can be often found at public greens, cemeteries, town squares and on walls inside or outside buildings.

How to map

Place a node node at the centre point, or draw a way area around the outline of the construction.

Tags to use in combination

About Wikipedia : It may be more useful to store only certain data on Wikidata. One may follow the Wikidata link and use the feature properties to access more data.

Memorial vs Monument

Not to be confused with a historic=monument. A monument is a memorial object, which is especially large or high enough, (one can go inside, walk on or through it) built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or to commemorate an event.

Some small structures are called "xxx monument" but should be tagged as historic=memorial. Conversely, some big structures are called "xxx memorial" but should be tagged as historic=monument. The choice of tags in OpenStreetMap should be based on how monumental the feature is.


Main types of memorials.

See also