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

Jan Michel jan at mueschelsoft.de
Tue Jul 21 15:02:11 UTC 2020

Hi Michal,
I would stay with information=guidepost for those.
They serve exactly the same purpose, so they should get the same major 
tag. It's only the way the sign is made that is different. You can add 
the common tags like "support", "material", "location" or "colour" to 
give further details about the style of the marker.

If it's really needed, we can also add another tag to specify the type 
of marker. Unfortunately guidepost=* has already been taken for 
something different, so one could define guidepost:type=*.


On 21.07.20 14:41, Michal FabĂ­k 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" 
> 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.

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