[Tagging] Cenotaph WAS Re: Tagging memorial sites

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 10:08:17 UTC 2016

On 21-Sep-16 10:58 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2016-09-21 2:41 GMT+02:00 Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com 
> <mailto:kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>>:
>     Be as pedantic as you please. I'll be happy to tag a cenotaph or
>     three if a consensus ever emerges.
> just use any tag you feel appropriate. If there will ever be a 
> consensus that tomb=cenotaph is a bad tag and a better tag is chosen, 
> you can easily change your objects. If you don't tag it, nobody can 
> find it ;-) You can (also additionally) add a memorial:type=cenotaph.

Tomb = a place with something (remains/body/ashes etc)
Cenotaph = a place without that something (remains/body/ashes etc)

If tomb=cenotaph then money in your bank account = no money in your bank 
account? You can send it to me. :)

I would think most cenotaphs are in commemoration of WW1 & WW2 ... and 
as such are specifically mentioned in the OSM wiki for historic=memorial 
as "usually remembering special persons, peoples lost their lives in the 
wars. "

I have just gone through the LPI cenotaphs (valid&legal OSM data) and 
added those not in the data base as historic=memorial with 
description=cenotaph ... in this way I avoided invention yet another 
tag.  You can add the description tag to anything .. even a tomb.
I have also add the description tag to some cenotaphs I know that are 
not in the LPI data base (but in the OSM data base .. I added them some 
time ago).  I know there are a lot more around .. used infrequently .. 
11 November and ANZAC day spring to mind.

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