[Tagging] Cenotaph WAS Re: Tagging memorial sites

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 00:41:11 UTC 2016


Be as pedantic as you please. I'll be happy to tag a cenotaph or three if a
consensus ever emerges.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 7:34 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20-Sep-16 06:30 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
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> sent from a phone
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> Il giorno 20 set 2016, alle ore 08:59, Steve Doerr <
> doerr.stephen at gmail.com> ha scritto:
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> And the word actually *means* 'empty tomb': 'ancient Greek *κενοτάϕιον* <
> *κενός* empty [...] + *τάϕος* tomb' (Oxford English Dictionary).
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> +1, I have added the tomb=cenotaph tag to
> the proposal: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/tombs#
> Subtagging_types
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> the tag
> tomb=cenotaph
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> would be like
> building=no_building
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> makes little sense.
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> Cenotaphs are memorials/monuments. Not the place of burial therefore not a
> tomb.
> A small sample of past use in OSM are;
> Node The Cenotaph (59598355) -  London, UK
> Way The Cenotaph (99953212)' San Antonio, USA
> Node (1290835360) - Cenotaph - Montreal, Canada
> Node: Cenotaph (3687638609) Hiroshima, Japan
> Node: Cenotaph (2434280368) Saskatchewan, Canada
> Node: Penang Cenotaph (1726781335) Malaysia
> Node: Cenotaph (4011033735) Belfast, Ireland
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> The meaning of the Greek root ... and the meaning of the present English
> are different as happens over time and with translations between languages
> (Greek-Latin-English).
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