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

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 13:48:35 UTC 2020

... and if the fingers are nailed on a shed, a common practice in the
mountains around here?
No post? Or the building is the post?

On Thu, 23 Jul 2020 at 14:07, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 23 Jul 2020 at 02:03, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> No. The material the guidepost is made from is of lesser importance to
>> the fact that it is a 'guidepost'.
> That is one viewpoint.  It is something indicating the path of a route.
> Collect them all under one tag because they all specify that kind
> of information, no matter what they look like.  It makes overpass
> queries easier, etc.  That's why trail blazes are
> information=trail_blaze and not guidepost.  Ooops!
> Another viewpoint is that these things LOOK different even though they
> may convey the same information.  As waypoints, if you're looking for
> a signpost you may discount what looks like graffiti on a distant rock.
> These are signposts.  They are signs.  On posts.
> https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5901641
> https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4006975
> https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6191138
> https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6324438
> https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3507964
> What you are describing is not a signpost.  It's more of a blaze
> with text.  If I were insistent upon ramming a square peg into
> a round hole, I'd abuse trail_blaze rather than guidepost.
> --
> Paul
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