[Tagging] What to map a site of historical significants...

David Murn davey at incanberra.com.au
Thu Apr 28 01:35:18 BST 2011

On Wed, 2011-04-27 at 19:33 +0100, Laurence Penney wrote:
> Historical event geotagging could rapidly get out of hand. This feels
> to me very much orthogonal to OSM - almost every news story, photo,
> work of art, etc arguably deserves a geotag, but hardly any of them
> deserve to be in OSM.

I agree in part, but this isnt just any news story or photo.

Surely the fact that this piece is publicly displayed by the countries
national gallery, gives it some deservedness to be in OSM.

That doesnt detract from the original question, of what to map a site of
historic significance.  Im sure the location of the great train robbery
or an the location of the site of an air disaster would be of interest
to some people, especially those tourists travelling in the area.  To
me, OSM isnt just about street maps, its about finding out-of-the-way
places and finding (or following others) ways to get there.


> On 24 Apr 2011, at 03:40, John Smith wrote:
> > Does any one have any thoughts on what to tag a location famous for 2
> > reasons, first it was a spot where a stage coach was held up by
> > thunderbolt, secondly because someone did a painting of the event
> > after the event:
> > 
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailed_Up
> > 
> > There is no marker at the site or anything else to identify the site,
> > the only thing I can think of is something like
> > historic=historical_site, but that seems a bit redundant...
> > 
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