[Tagging] Neighborhood Gateway Signs?

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Fri Nov 16 03:08:56 UTC 2018


In Turkmenistan I have tagged such signs (though they are official, and
for villages/towns) as tourism=information, information=board or
information=name depending on how much info it contains.  If there is a
better tag, I am all ears.

On 11/16/2018 7:44 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:35 PM Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
> <mailto:kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:48 PM Joseph Eisenberg
>     <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>>
>     wrote:
>
>         Here in Indonesia it is very common for neighbors to build
>         sign over
>         the main entrance to their neighborhood, with the name of the
>         neighborhood on top and some other info on the two columns
>         supporting
>         the sign.
>
>
>     For all the examples you give, they're not very useful as signs in
>     terms of giving directions, and they have a more ceremonial role.
>     I wonder if what we're dealing with isn't a public sculpture.
>
>
>  I can only speak of Tulsa and Portland examples as those are the two
> metros where I've seen these most prolifically, though if you look on
> the back of many stop signs or the left side of the street after an
> intersection at the edge of a district (neighborhood), there will be a
> round sign (probably using a blank W10-1) with the district's logo. 
> These signs line the perimeter of the district, making it possible to
> form the administrative boundary of the district.
>
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