[Tagging] mapping large memorial objects that roads pass through.

Tony Shield tony.shield999 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 09:54:19 UTC 2019

Been wondering for months how to tag arches in general - not a mention 
in Wiki.

I do like man-made = arch.

I do think that there are several major types of arch which help, so 
this discussion started with torii and a possible answer is given as

Perhaps they could be man_made=archway and archway=torii?

The archway tag could have values such as torii, triumphal-arch (Arc de 
Triomphe in Paris, Marble Arch in London), roman-gate. Suitable values 
for others will be needed.

It seems to me that many arches have a deep cultural significance, often 
they were constructed to be significant in that respect, so I would 
expect memorial or possibly religious tags to be associated with an arch.

How to proceed? If there is agreement does it need voting on? Or can the 
wiki be expanded to show this as a tag?



On 13/03/2019 08:35, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 13. Mar 2019, at 01:35, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We considered man_made=gantry (which in general can be used
>> for any sort of structure than goes over a road) or man_made=archway.
> +1, there is also man_made=arch (32 uses vs 7 for archway)
>> There was also a suggestion to tag some of these structures as a type
>> of artwork, although this is only sometimes relevant.
> +1, add additionally artwork if you consider the thing a work of art.
> The section of road itself passing under the arch could be tagged with covered=yes, this is a hint for the renderer
> Cheers, Martin
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