[Tagging] New tag proposal: 'addr=milestone'
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Wed Oct 2 14:25:16 UTC 2019
On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 14:57, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
this is also a milestone in OSM: historic=milestone
There aren't that many milestones (made of stone, marked in miles) around
all of those I'm aware of are historic and many of them are classified as
I think it's been many decades since any actual milestone was placed and
probably all historic. Our road signage is still in miles whilst yours
isn't, but a milestone
is only really usable by walkers, not by car drivers, so they're not very
useful these days.
Here's a summary page (in German):
> I am not sure we would want main tags for all these, would we?
A main tag, for each, no. A collective tag with sub-tags, maybe. Or just
a collective tag
that fits better than highway=milestone.
I agree a tag like "distance marker" would have been more neutral, but I
> have never had problems with calling something a "milestone" which actually
> uses kilometers as units, or which wasn't made out of stone.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. You and I
live in countries which
has milestones made of stone and marked in miles, even if they serve no
purpose these days.
In a country which has only ever had kilometre markings on metal signs
and/or road markings,
highway=milestone is like trying to rotate a nut with a hammer, and
addr:milestone is like
trying to solder delicate electronics with a hammer.
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