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I have the lat/long coordinates for a Champion Tree (225 years old) that I would like to locate on OSM. How do I create a POI and label it with specific tags:

natrual=tree ; species=Fagus grandifolia denotation= natural monument circumference= 13.5 feet height=125 feet

I see instructions on ow to create a way but not on how to add multiple attributes to a point feature. I tried doing shift-click and it only let me enter tag=natural then disappeared.

Thanks for guidance

asked 10 Feb '13, 22:14

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Tree hugger
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retagged 13 Feb '13, 18:52

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which editor do you use / how do you try to make this edit?

(11 Feb '13, 00:33) aseerel4c26 ♦

To add a "point feature" (something that OpenStreetMap calls a "node**") in the online editor, just double-click. You can then choose from a series of lists what to label something as, or you can click "advanced" at the bottom left and type in tags and values manually. I think that for a single tree you'll need to do that.

I see you have some idea already what tags you'd like to use so I'm guessing you've already seen these, but just in case you haven't there's also information about the sort of things that you might want to store against a tree here, and this page shows you what other mappers have used previously.

Also, if you haven't seen it, the beginners' guide is well worth a read.

** See here for more details

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answered 12 Feb '13, 21:05

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Hi Tree hugger, Try to double click at the right place, make a node, and tag it like you proposed in the advanced options. It works in JOSM and P2 almost the same. And take a look at places like this one for a excample. Greetz Hendrik

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answered 10 Feb '13, 22:41

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