[Tagging] tagging world heritage (UNESCO) and other protected areas/features

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 12:34:25 GMT 2011

Looking up the wiki there are several proposals for protected / listed features.

The oldest is this:
suggesting historic=unesco_world_heritage

actually I'd like to deprecate this because using the key historic
will create collisions on many features (that are historic themselves,
like historic=archeological_site), and there is the more detailed (2)
covering the same features.

There is also this:

The page suggests to use abbreviations as values, which is not
according to our general tagging rules (and IMHO pointless, why not
use the full word and get a more understandable mapping?). But there
are some useful ideas for subtags on the page.

The most universal feature is IMHO this:

allowing for cultural, natural and other protection types. A problem
might arise if a feature is at the same time protected for different

IMHO we could try to unify those different proposals. Are there
already practical experiences / tags in wider use? Are there other
proposals covering the same issues?


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