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

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 13:21:25 UTC 2020


On Tue, 21 Jul 2020 at 13:42, Michal FabĂ­k <michal.fabik at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 7/21/20 1:31 PM, Andy Townsend wrote:
> > I've used "tourism=information; information=route_marker" for these.
> > "trail_blaze" is also frequently used
>
> That doesn't sound right to me. If I understand the description on the
> Wiki[1] correctly, what is tagged as "information=route_marker" or
> "information=trail_blaze" doesn't carry any information other than "this
> is where the path is"


I'd agree with that.  Using either of those for a sign is square peg/round
hole.


> What I'm talking about is the same information that one can find on a
> regular guidepost (i.e. names of destinations, distances to them and
> directions marked with arrows), the only difference being the "technical
> implementation", so to say, i.e. metal plates screwed to a pole vs.
> painting on a rock surface, among others.
>

The closest I could come up with, using taginfo, is information=sign.
Yesterday I used it for https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6360927

-- 
Paul
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