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Public-images-osm logo.svg memorial = war_memorial
Kriegerdenkmal Gönnern (2).jpg
Specifies a memorial as a war memorial. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A building, monument, statue or other edifice to celebrate a war or victory, or (predominating in modern times) to commemorate those who died or were injured in a war.

When the memorial can be clearly defined with another value (such as memorial=statue for a war memorial statue), the following tagging can be used: memorial=statue + war_memorial=yes [1] [2].

How to map

Set a node at the center of the war memorial or an area along its outline and add historic=memorial + memorial=war_memorial Additionally, one can add subject=* and/or subject:wikidata=* to indicate which specific war/conflict/battle/... this memorial remembers.

Tags used in combination

  • name=* - The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
  • inscription=* - Text which is written on an object
  • memorial:conflict=* - Specifies conflicts that a memorial is linked with

See also

Possible tagging mistakes

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  1. Talk:Key:memorial#war memorial statue/stele/stone, war memorial statue/stele/stone, Talk:Key:memorial
  2. [1], Loss of detail with memorial=war_memorial alone?, OpenStreetMap Community