[Tagging] Crosses and how to tag them

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 08:12:48 UTC 2020


I would map them without hesitations as historic=wayside_cross

On Thu, 5 Mar 2020, 02:06 Joseph Eisenberg, <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
wrote:

> You can use man_made=cross for any simple cross, not only for summit
> crosses, though those are a common example in Europe.
>
> I think you can use this tag for any cross which is not "historic".
>
> The tag historic=wayside_cross is for "A historical cross, symbol of
> christian faith", so any cross which has some historic value.
>
> So if the crosses which you want to map are "always religious and most
> of the time historic", probably this tag is more appropriate for most
> of them, certainly for all 3 examples which you linked above.
>
> - Joseph Eisenberg
>
> On 3/5/20, António Madeira <antoniomadeira at gmx.com> wrote:
> > Hi there.
> >
> > I was searching a suitable tag to map this kinds of crosses, which are
> > always religious and most of the time historic:
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cruzeiro_no_Largo_da_Rep%C3%BAblica_Agualva.jpg
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cruzeiro_da_Independ%C3%AAncia.jpg
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Igreja_Paroquial_e_Cruzeiro_Colares.jpg
> >
> > They can be found in church yards, squares, streets, etc.
> >
> > Now, according to the wiki, I have two options:
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dcross  -> which seems
> > to be used only for summit crosses
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:historic%3Dwayside_cross ->
> > which seems to be used for a specific kind of cross that doesn't exist
> > in most countries (not in Portugal, for example).
> >
> > So, how can I map the other more ubiquitous kind of cross?
> >
> > Regards.
> >
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