[Tagging] How to tag a "overhead electronic display" ?

Gerd Petermann GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 31 15:04:33 UTC 2015

I think we have divide this into two points:

1) how do we map the position "overhead"? I found location=overhead is used ~ 2500 times.

2) I guess we all associate the "electronic display" with something similar to a computer monitor,

which is programmable, but if I got that right, there are also less "flexible" traffic_signs which can

only show a limited number of different sysmbols by flipping small coloured elements, still that are

probably controlled by electronic components.

I guess we don't care much about this difference.

The interesting part is that the information on the sign can change,

so I think




are both okay, don't know which one is less confusing.

Von: John Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>
Gesendet: Samstag, 31. Oktober 2015 15:49
An: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Betreff: Re: [Tagging] How to tag a "overhead electronic display" ?

We have generally avoided the use of acronyms in tagging. Most people, including me, wouldn't recognize the meaning of sign=pcms upon seeing it.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On October 29, 2015 3:49:25 AM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

I think we'd have to invent a tag.  I only know them to be called a "programmable changeable message sign", so I'd probably tag it traffic_sign=pcms

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 3:32 AM, Gerd Petermann <GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com<mailto:GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com>> wrote:

Please see



Weitere Informationen...<http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/31846954>

Any ideas (which do not invent a new highway tag)?


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