[Tagging] Finger- or guide-post text

Sarah Hoffmann lonvia at denofr.de
Thu Jul 16 19:31:44 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 07:24:25PM +0100, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> I am mapping a fingerpost, aka guidepost:
>    https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:information%3Dguidepost
> I would like to add the inscription, for each of the three fingers,
> with their compass points. I note:
>    https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:destination
> is similar but "destination:forward" and "destination:backward" are
> meaningless in this context; and many finger posts have more than four
> fingers, or fingers not at 90-degree angles to each other, or to
> North. I propose something like:

Please have a look at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:destination_sign

That's what it looks like in the wild:

The schema is a bit verbose but it has the advantage that you can clearly mark which
way the finger points to instead of giving compass degree approximations.


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