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Hi, I'm an OSM newbie, so please forgive faux pas.

Is it appropriate to add nodes for static aircraft, especially those used (in the UK) as "gate guardians" at the entrance to RAF stations?

If so, could you suggest key/value or tagging? They're not necessarily historic, nor tourist attractions.



asked 07 Feb '13, 12:11

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thanks all (sorry for the delay replying). Hendrikklaas' suggestion uses tags "historic=aircraft" and "tourism=attraction".

They aren't tourist attractions, but most are historic, so I guess that'll do!

(25 Feb '13, 14:23) aa599

You could take a look at this place they have several old airplanes standing around. http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=49.310717&lon=8.446043&zoom=18&layers=M, which are tagged historic=aircraft (used 425 times).


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answered 07 Feb '13, 12:59

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edited 25 Feb '13, 14:43

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OSM Wiki page now created (based on this answer): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:historic%3Daircraft

(25 Feb '13, 15:45) SK53 ♦

The plane outside Heathrow has been tagged as tourism=artwork. I suspect building=plane as seen here is NOT recommended. There is one instance of tourism=artwork/artwork=gate_guardian in the database according to taginfo (where I found all these examples).

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answered 07 Feb '13, 12:30

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I would tag them as man_made=statue . This is probably deprecated (says the german "Howto Map A" Wiki Page), but it seems a good tagging.

edit: I don't think this is a good idea anymore. Use Hendrikklaas' answer. It's better!

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answered 07 Feb '13, 12:21

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edited 08 Feb '13, 08:15

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