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I have plotted a couple of cairns that marks a path. But when adding them as points to the map, searching for 'cairn' (or 'varde') returns nothing.

I suppose the cairn kind of point must be somewhere in the system?

asked 11 Oct '14, 10:49

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According to tag info there are 2 natural=cairn, and couple of cairn=yes (see http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/cairn#values), the most popular is man_made=cairn (1517 times) and landmark=cairn (73).

I would therefore go for man_made=cairn (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dcairn)

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answered 11 Oct '14, 11:08

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edited 11 Oct '14, 11:13

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I recently needed to add a cairn to the map. Potlatch 2 offered me 'man_made=cairn' under Man-made:Navigation mark, which would seem to confirm escada's answer.

(31 Oct '16, 10:59) Madryn

It might be useful to combine with one of information=route_marker or information=trail_blaze to show that it's a cairn marking a route rather than for some other purpose (summit, grave, random).

(31 Oct '16, 12:56) SK53 ♦
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