[Tagging] Problems with historic=tomb

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 06:33:46 UTC 2014

It seems that are serious problems with this tag, is there somebody
interested in
this topic who want to make a better proposal?

(1) This tag can not be used on the same object as
historic=archaeological_site -
despite the fact that many archaeological sites are excavated tombs.

(2) There is no clear limit for notability, most likely this tag will be in
future used to
describe any grave. Even now, some people are using it this way. The same
happened with natural=tree - originally defined as "lone or significant

(3) There is no proposed tag to use for ordinary grave, further encuraging
using this tag in way other than defined.

see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:historic%3Dtomb
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