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There are many temples or wats in Thailand, almost all of which have a separate tower structure, sometimes gold plated, that is known as a chedi or in other parts of the world as a stupa. These are prominent features and because separate from the actual place_of_worship building, might deserve their own tags.

I can find no reference to either term in OSM Taginfo on in this help forum. Any suggestions?

asked 21 Feb '13, 14:03

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  • Start with the most generic aspect: It's a tower so man_made=tower or building=tower
  • Next tag what kind of tower it is: tower:type=stupa. That term seems to have a wider use worldwide than chedi. (But neither is used yet in OSM.)

Add it to the table on the Tag:man_made=tower page, after you've mapped more than a handfull.

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answered 21 Feb '13, 17:02

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edited 21 Feb '13, 18:13

Thanks cartinus. I have already tagged a few stupas with the man_made=tower tag but did not realize that I could add tags on my own. I'll make small thumbnail image and then add the tower:type=stupa to the Wiki.

(22 Feb '13, 00:04) AlaskaDave

@AlaskaDave: you can upload a full photo - the resizing to thumbnail (if needed) is done automatically by our wiki. If you want to upload a new photo: Please only upload photos of which you are the photographer (and select a free license in the license drop down under which you want to release your photo) or freely licensed photos.

(22 Feb '13, 00:58) aseerel4c26 ♦

Thanks aseere. It sure wasn't obvious how to upload a photo, however. But after a few fits and starts was able to do it and the new tower:type is in the Wiki.

(22 Feb '13, 11:16) AlaskaDave

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