[Tagging] What is the role of "role=guidepost"

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 20:50:16 UTC 2019

I would like to see clearer on that one, as we have just launched the
collaboration between OSM and the Italian Alpine Club (CAI). And that
collaboration will insert a large number of guideposts.
Anyone able to check how many information=guidepost without role=guidepost
there are in route relations in the database (I still am a beginner at the
level of Overpass turbo Wizard)



On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 at 20:52, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 13. Apr 2019, at 12:06, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > But your example is different. You put the function into the name field.
> For me the role of an object tagged information=guidepost is exactly that,
> a guidepost.  I am sure I am missing something, otherwise it would not have
> 50k uses.
> I guess people are putting the guideposts into the relations because they
> feel they belong to the route, and they add the role so it becomes evident
> in the relation editor why there are node members.
> It doesn’t seem to create problems, but it also doesn’t seem to add
> anything (provided there would not be objects acting as guideposts that
> aren’t guideposts)
> Cheers, Martin
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