[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at gmx.at
Mon Jan 18 02:31:04 UTC 2021

On Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:04:01 -0300
António Madeira <antoniomadeira at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hi there.
> This question just came up in the Portuguese Telegram channel and I
> found no satisfactory answer to it.
> How to tag street plaques like these?
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Espinho_placa_Rua_20.jpg
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Placa_da_Rua_Joaquim_Valarinho_-_Lagos_-_07.12.2018.jpg
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Placa_da_Rua_Alexandre_Massaii_-_Lagos_-_22.12.2018.jpg
> Note that they all have the street name, but also some more information
> about the person, like profession, date of birth/death, etc.
> There are these two:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:memorial%3Dblue_plaque
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:memorial%3Dplaque
> but none of them are quite there.
> Any suggestions?

Vienna has been putting them up regularly in recent years, so they are
more standardized. Here is an example:

Well, blue_plague would be a good fit in general - if it wouldn't be so
unfitting ;) I haven't studied the history of that tag but I'd welcome
an alternative that is not so country-specific.
How about the following?
plague=dedication (unused yet)

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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