[Tagging] How to tag a street plaque?

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 16:48:18 UTC 2021

highway=street_lamp had over 1.7 million uses.
I say leave that alone and come up with an additional tag if the post also
has a street sign attached.

Street signs are often attached to other things, maybe standalone nodes,
maybe way objects, maybe polygon objects.
On a node the position is clear, so you could tag street_sign=yes. But on
ways and buildings, position is not clear. I'm not sure if it's ok to pick
one node of the way (e.g. fence or wall) or building outline and just add
street_sign=yes. I think it's not an attribute of the object it's attached
to, so I would go with no.

I see no problem combining highway=street_lamp and man_made=street_sign on
a single node. On a way or building outline, the man_made=street_sign node
would be part of the way. Not a problem, I think.
But collision may occur when the street_sign is attached to another
man_made=* feature.
And if combined, which of the two does inscription=* refer to?

Not making it any easier I'm afraid.
Peter Elderson

Op di 19 jan. 2021 om 17:11 schreef Martin Koppenhoefer <
dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> Am Di., 19. Jan. 2021 um 16:56 Uhr schrieb Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
> tagging at openstreetmap.org>:
>> Main drawback here is that that redefining
>> highway=street_lamp to
>> "may be tagged as street_lamp=yes if also has street sign"
>> is a bit unfortunate.
> there is no such redefining, we introduce a new property, street_lamp=yes,
> which means there is also a street_lamp at the feature. ;)
> The definition of highway=street_lamp is not changing at all.
> Reasoning for prioritizing street signs over street lamps is that the
> signs are more likely to have additional tags.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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