[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - historic=marker

René Kirchhoff rene-kirchhoff at arcor.de
Sun Apr 28 19:49:57 UTC 2013

Then we have historic=memorial und memorial:type=plate
This is for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commemorative_plaque

gruß reneman

2013/4/28 Eric Polk <ericpolk at ca.rr.com>

> > Is this identical to information=board with board_type=historic ??
> They are similar in the information they present but there are structural
> differences the physical way they are presented.
> Information boards are flat surfaces that either mounted in a table top
> form or vertically as a flat display.  The content of an information board
> is printed onto the material, often covered with a sheet of clear plastic.
>  The signs are held up by either pre-fabricated metal poles that are welded
> together or by a wooden framework.  This format of presenting information
> is relatively inexpensive and easy to reproduce if replacement is needed.
> Historical markers are often made in the form of monuments of stonework,
> are set in large stones, or are placed on poles.  The marker itself is a
> metal plate that is either embossed, cast, or stamped with the text of the
> marker.  This format of presenting information is expensive to initially
> produce and replace if damaged due to the more permanent nature of the
> materials used.
> The agency that creates the content is also different between the two.
> Information boards are created by a wide range of agencies, companies, or
> organizations.  No formal list is kept of the information boards and there
> is no formal set of criteria for what makes the site valid for recognition.
> By contrast, historical markers are usually placed by governmental
> agencies that have a set of criteria that they use to determine the
> historic importance and relevance of a site before authorizing a marker.
>  Official lists are kept of the sites and new additions must be submitted
> for review.
> There are a few exceptions to the governmental role in the placement of
> some historical markers.  There are a number of organizations that do place
> historical markers, sometimes in cooperation with government agencies, and
> other times independently.  Examples are the Native Sons and Daughters of
> the Golden West and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  These
> organizations often have historical preservation as one of their goals and
> do have standards for what qualifies as a historic marker site.
> My overall reason for not tagging historic markers as information boards
> is that the are physically similar to monuments and memorials.
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