[Tagging] Problems with historic=tomb

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 12:28:32 UTC 2014


2014-10-16 13:00 GMT+02:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>:

> "and? You can add subtags to describe why a certain tomb is notable" - so
> what is the point of
> defining it as "where are buried important or well-known persons of their
> era"?



oh, thank you for pulling the attention to this. The cited sentence was
introduced in April this year here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Ahistoric%3Dtomb&diff=1017293&oldid=1014489

without any discussion, but appearently by translating from a German page.
In the 3 years before there was a redirect to this proposal page:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/tombs

Where the definition is: "

This aims to be a tag for all kind of tombs: mausoleums, pyramids, simple
tombs, prehistoric tombs, tumuli, rock-cut tombs.

To tag the persons buried in a tomb, see the person
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:person> relation and the
JOSM tomb
plugin <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM/Plugins/Tomb_Plugin>."



My suggestion would be to substitute the cited sentence with "This is a tag
for all kind of tombs, e.g. mausoleums, pyramids, simple tombs, prehistoric
tombs, tumuli, rock-cut tombs and others" or something similar.


cheers,

Martin
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