[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 09:28:08 UTC 2021


A plaque with the street name is called a street sign, isn't it?

Peter Elderson


Op ma 18 jan. 2021 om 10:03 schreef Rafael Avila Coya <ravilacoya at gmail.com
>:

> 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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Rafael.
>
>
> 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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