[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

António Madeira antoniomadeira at gmx.com
Mon Jan 18 19:01:30 UTC 2021

What would be the difference between the words "plaque" and "sign"?

I would prefer information=* instead of man_made=*, since the first
conveys the real purpose of the element and not some kind of
construction or building.

I would say there are millions of these plaques in Portugal, since they
are mandatory in every urban settlement, even in small villages, but I
doubt that someone is going to map them intensily.
This came up only due to those plaques with more information than the
normal name of the street.

We could also add the tag material=*, since every county can regulate
about their size, colour and material.
See these examples with azulejo (tiles):

Às 10:37 de 18/01/2021, Martin Koppenhoefer escreveu:
> sent from a phone
>> On 18 Jan 2021, at 03:33, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> I don't know if I'd call them a plaque as such, or just a street name
>> sign?
>> As far as I can make out, aren't they just saying Joaquim Valarinho
>> Street (Road / Avenue?), with a mention of who they were?
> I would also see them as street name signs, not sure I would
> distinguish having the same information on one sign or on 2. Around
> here, the profession/field of endeavor of the person is sometimes
> added on the same sign.
> http://toponomasticalatinense.altervista.org/foto/targa_Largo_Goffredo_Petrassi.jpg
> <http://toponomasticalatinense.altervista.org/foto/targa_Largo_Goffredo_Petrassi.jpg>
> Cheers Martin
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