[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 09:01:07 UTC 2021

My opinion is that

information=street_plaque + inscription=* is the best suggested option,

as those plaques main purpose is to inform people on the name of the 
street, and the rest of the information is not as important. They are 
not a memorial in themselves, but just additional information about the 
biography of the person named in the street. In fact, if we consider 
that a memorial, then all streets with the name of a person would all be 
a memorial, wouldn't they?

My only doubt is that information=street_plaque could be used to map all 
street plaques we find, and I don't really know if it would be wise to 
populate the map with millions of street plaque nodes, unless we suggest 
to use them only in the cases António is asking about.



O 18/01/21 ás 03:53, António Madeira escribiu:
> They are information plaques, to signal street names. Every city, town 
> and village has them.
> There can be some of them with centuries old or so and considered 
> touristic, but that's not what they were made for.
> I would prefer something more specific, like information=street_plaque + 
> inscription=* but I'm surprised there's nothing already for this.
> Às 23:45 de 17/01/2021, Graeme Fitzpatrick escreveu:
>> On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 12:40, António Madeira <antoniomadeira at gmx.com 
>> <mailto:antoniomadeira at gmx.com>> wrote:
>>     Normally, they just have the name of the street, but in the cases
>>     where the name is the name of a person, is common to have other
>>     relevant informations, like you can see in the pictures and in
>>     Stefan's example.
>>     They're mostly plaques in a wall, but they can also be detached,
>>     when there's no place to attach them to.
>>     I found this undocumented tag:
>>     https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/information=plaque#overview
>>     It could be an option.
>> That could work.
>> Looks like they're usually associated with tourism=information
>> https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/12vb
>> Are your plaques intended for tourists, or residents?
>> Thanks
>> Graeme
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