[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 10:47:50 UTC 2021


Most probably. I am not a native UK English speaker. Thanks!

Rafael.

O 18/01/21 ás 10:28, Peter Elderson escribiu:
> 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 <mailto: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>
>      >> <mailto: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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