[Tagging] historic tagging, obelisks

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 16:58:11 GMT 2011

2011/2/2  <john at jfeldredge.com>:
> Obelisks are also fairly common as grave markers, although you would probably tag those differently than obelisks raised to commemorate some event.

We should propose to tag the height as well. There are not so many
ancient egyptian obelisks in the world (actually most of them are in
Rome, and there are "only" 13 pieces).

I suggest
height for the overall height (including the base and eventual
additions to the top) above ground ( so you get the height of the top
by adding ele and height).
obelisk:height for the net height of the obelisk itself

we can also think about
obelisk:weight (this is usually known due to the general interest in
these pieces).

Has there been a conclusion on which "main" tag to use? Who is against
man_made and who is against historic?

Actually I am against subtagging them as columns (IMHO they don't
qualify, a column can't have a pointed top).

There is another idea in conjunction with this I want to ask you
about: what about creating a node on the original place where the
obelisk was erected and create a relation between the actual place and
the former one? This should be generally doable for the ancient
obelisks (I guess the places are known).


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