[Tagging] Artwork AND Memorial at the same time

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 16:47:24 UTC 2016

On Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:00:37 +0100
Marc Zoutendijk <marczoutendijk at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> One of the rules we use is the "one feature, one OSM element” [1]
> This makes sense for a lot of elements, e.g. if something has the
> tag: higway=residential it would be silly to also have
> amenity=restaurant on the same element. But it is not very uncommon
> to have a memorial that was created as a piece of art by an artist.
> One could tag such an object with:
> tourism=artwork
> historic=memorial
> and of course add other relevant stuff like artist_name etc.
> But what should be rendered in such a case? The memorial or the
> artwork?

It depends solely on needs of data consumer - it is not a tagging

> Validators often complain in such situations

That is a clear bug in validator - it should be reported to the

> while humanly speaking
> there is nothing wrong with it.There are numeorus artists who have
> created memorial statues or pieces of art.
> What is your solution for this problem?

Tagging is OK and needs no change. And bugs/tuning/improving of specific
data consumers is rather offtopic here.

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