[Tagging] historic=memorial tagging question

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 13:08:06 UTC 2018

Memorial=* tag is a bit broken at the moment. Its values can be both, what
the memorial looks like, and what it commemorates. So the most common value
is war_memorial, and that says what it commemorates. Almost all other
values say what it looks like, so IMHO, we should stick with the "what it
looks like" usage of the tag. Memorial=marker says more about what it
commemorates, and very vaguely, so I wouldn't use this one. I read the
stele wikipage[1] and that doesn't look right. So in my opinion, we should
invent a new value that references freestanding stone plaques. So I have a
few suggestions:


or something like that..

Janko Mihelić

[1] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stele

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 05:49 John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> Thanks, but marker only has seven uses - stele has about 5000.
> Also- Marker, to me, would be something you would find in the ground with
> a number or a pole with a number on it, or something based around a ref
> number or value of some sort (like a mile marker).
> In the US, a "historical landmark" or "marker" is usually a plaque
> embedded in a pedestal or stone, so it is memorial=plaque, with about
> 10,000 uses.
> ^___^
> Javbw
> > On Oct 18, 2018, at 4:21 AM, EthnicFood IsGreat <
> ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > memorial=marker
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