[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 10:42:52 UTC 2021

Yes, António:

I don't see any issue with the tag material, that you can add to many 
other objects in fact.

Your reasoning about information better than man_made looks convincing 
to me.



O 18/01/21 ás 20:01, António Madeira escribiu:
> 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):
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Placa_da_Rua_Mendon%C3%A7a_Pessanha_-_Lagos_-_12.12.2018.jpg
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rua_Mercadores_placa_(Porto).JPG
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rua_S_Joao_placa_(Porto).JPG
> 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
>> Cheers Martin
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