[Tagging] Hiking "guideposts" painted on rocks, trees etc.

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 11:31:45 UTC 2020

On 21/07/2020 12:04, Michal Fabík wrote:
> Hi,
> in some parts of the world, it's common practice to paint guidepost 
> information (destinations, distances etc.) on rock faces, trees, walls 
> and similar existing surfaces, rather than use purpose-made plates 
> attached to a pole. (Example: 
> https://osm.fit.vutbr.cz/fody/files/21255.jpg)
> Do you think that these warrant their own tagging style? Or is it 
> acceptable to use information=guidepost, maybe with an additional tag 
> (although I can't think of one off the top of my head)?
I've used "tourism=information; information=route_marker" for these.  
"trail_blaze" is also frequently used (in the US I think): 
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/information#values .

I've also been trying to add these (both guideposts and route markers) 
to the relevant hiking route relation.

Best Regards,


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