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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jul 21 18:09:37 UTC 2020

+1, this can be somehow tagged,
but there is no need to invent a new tag

I would also tag guidepost attached to
building asĀ information=guidepost,
even if it would be supported by wall,
not a post

21 Jul 2020, 18:22 by jmapb at gmx.com:

> On 7/21/2020 11:02 AM, Jan Michel wrote:
>> 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=*.
>> Jan
> I agree that a slightly metaphorical use of information=guidepost is the
> best idea here -- it doesn't have to be a literal post. (A trail blaze
> was originally a physical scratch in the tree bark, but it's rare to see
> that now and the meaning has expanded to accommodate other styles.)
> All of the alternative guideposts that Michal mentioned -- rock faces,
> trees, walls, similar existing surfaces -- would be best encoded using
> the location=* tag IMO.
> J
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