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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 10:32:34 UTC 2019


A Torii is not exactly an arch, but it is a gateway (at least
symbolically). Perhaps man_made=gateway is a more general term, which can
incude archways as well as rectangular gateways

If you would like, you can start a proposal page.

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 7:26 PM Tony Shield <tony.shield999 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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?
>
> Regards
>
> TonyS
>
> 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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