[Tagging] historic tagging, obelisks

john at jfeldredge.com john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Feb 2 19:44:54 GMT 2011


Obelisks are also fairly common as grave markers, although you would probably tag those differently than obelisks raised to commemorate some event.

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] historic tagging, obelisks
From  :mailto:johan.j at goteborg.cc
Date  :Wed Feb 02 13:34:28 America/Chicago 2011


I am on the same page as you Martin, we should tag the obelisks as 
the prominent features they are.
man_made seem to be the most neutral key, 
but landmark is tempting.

I suggested: 
man_made=column 
+ column=obelisk

What I meant was 
man_made="pointy long massive not natural freestanding thing"
+"pointy long thing"=obelisk

Other columns/"pointy long freestanding things" is:

*egyptian obelisks and other that is inspired by them
*the monumental more or less cylindrical columns/victory columns etc.
*stele is a general term for inscribed and decorated things
some of them is high, some are not.
Mostly taller than it is wide acc. to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stele
*the portugise Padrão
*large christian cross-, they probably wont fit in the "pointy long thing"
* modern art sculpture, some of it
like
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doppels%C3%A4ule_23_70_von_Erich_Hauser-1.jpg






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