Tag:site_type=settlement

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Public-images-osm logo.svg site_type = settlement
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Description
To specify an archaeological site as a settlement. Edit
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Archaeological-site-16.svg
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
Requires
Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
Status: in use

The tag site_type=settlement specifies an archaeological site as a settlement.

Settlements on Wikipedia are places where humans (or hominins) lived. Such sites contains manmade tools, weapons, pottery and various houseware, which form cultural layers. Usually those sites has no buildings or only foundations of buildings left. If there is some buildings or walls left, use ruins=* or other appropriate tags.

How to map

Set a node node or draw as an area area along the outline.

Tag it with

Tags to use in combination

  • wikipedia=* - a link to Wikipedia's article
  • wikidata=* - an ID of the specific Wikidata item
  • historic:civilization=* (or more precise subtags) - the civilization (culture) that originally created the feature
  • tourism=attraction - if it is a tourist attraction.
  • heritage=* - if it is registered by an official heritage organisation.

Common tagging mistakes

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