[Tagging] historic=memorial tagging question.

Lionel Giard lionel.giard at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 09:49:38 UTC 2018

I would use memorial=stele (as it looks like a stele to me). If you go on
wikipedia it looks like some of the "usual" stele :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stele .

Le mer. 17 oct. 2018 à 11:22, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> a écrit :

> How would I map this object?
> https://www.machigururi.com/spot_detail.php?id=3762
> It is a stone tablet memorializing when a small levee failed and washed
> away part of a hamlet. This is in the park built on top of the levee repair.
> these kinds of stone tablets - always a freestanding carved or etched
> stone (not a plaque attached to a rock), and usually between 50cm and 2m in
> height, are the most common form of memorial object in Japan (very tall,
> thin, cut stone tablets anchored in the ground, covered with carved letters
> - not a memorial=stone). this example is a more modern version, with very
> little text. older ones are covered with text. though it looks like a
> headstone or a grave, this is not a common shape for a grave marker in
> Japan - but for memorial tablets.
> interestingly, the sub-tag of historic=memorial, memorial=*,  has a lot of
> suggested values in iD, including memorial - so memorial=memorial is a
> commonly tagged value (295 uses)!
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:memorial
> to me, this is a tablet (20 uses), but if this object is better defined by
> another value, I would be happy to use it.
> Javbw
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