[Tagging] How to recognize memorial from monument?
janjko at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 21:13:39 UTC 2015
Monument is a large memorial. If you tag a monument with historic=memorial,
it's not wrong, but not precise.
If it is a statue, add tourism=artwork + artwork_type=sculpture + artist=*
+ artist:wikidata=* + start_date=* + material=* ....
sub, 11. srp 2015. 13:21 Joachim <noreply at freedom-x.de> je napisao:
> The size: If you can walk in it's a monument. There might be cases
> where there is clearly enough space for many people but no provisions
> have been made. Here I would compare to other monuments in
> 2015-07-11 13:03 GMT+02:00 Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl>:
> > Simple question, hard problem: how to recognize (1) memorial from (2)
> > monument?
> > Definitions on Wiki are not clear and I think they need some love to make
> > them easier to use in practice:
> > 1) A feature for tagging smaller memorials, usually remembering special
> > persons, peoples lost their lives in the wars.
> > Memorials can be often found at public greens or cemeteries.
> > 2) A memorial object, especially large (one can go inside, walk on or
> > through it) and made of stone, built to remember, show respect to a
> > or group of people or to commemorate an event.
> > Monuments are often built in homage to past or present political /
> > leaders or religious figures / deities.
> > So what is a deciding factor here:
> > a) size (all examples of monuments are 15+ m),
> > b) wartime/all other (however military leaders are sometimes also
> > causalities of war),
> > c) unknown and real people / widely known and legendary
> > d) being the landmark (statue in park is typically much less important
> > visible than the same statue in the middle of a square)
> > or maybe it's just purely subjective choice?
> > It is important for me, because in Warsaw we have a lot of such places
> and I
> > like to have some uniformity in tagging across the whole city.
> > BTW: memorial can be war_memorial, but it can also be in the form of
> > stone or any other type at the the same type, so it seems the form and
> > function are unfortunately mixed here.
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