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I've created and modified a point with Changeset: #99522721 (#map=19/5.43365/100.26386) but the point doesn't show up on any map layer, though visible in the edit mode. What can I do to make it show up? The specs are: Feature Type: Monitoring Station Monitoring: weather Description: rain gauge Name: RG 9 With the tags: description: Rain Gauge man_made: monitoring_station monitoring:weather yes name: RG 9 In the forest here, there are very few markers, Rain Gauges being the most common.

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asked 22 Feb '21, 06:18

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edited 22 Feb '21, 06:57

Currently monitoring stations are not rendered on the standard style map see

You will either need to find a map that displays these, create one yourself, or display such data on top of a map, for example with umap

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answered 22 Feb '21, 08:56

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Thanks. That's very clear. Is there any other way this POI could be tagged or re-categorized?

It is not important that this is a "monitoring station." Its practical use is as a location marker for hikers and bikers. In the jungle here, there are very few other markers, so if you ask someone how to get to X location, you will be told, "Go straight past Rain Gauges 4 and 6, don't turn right toward ZiZai but go straight on to Rain Gauge 9, there turn left."

Is there a more generic tag for such "waypoints" or "location markers" that hikers use to find their way? Even though it's a very small "building", could I tag it as a "significant building" map feature?

(22 Feb '21, 10:48) rugiez

As an aside, there is a tag in use for rain gauges: . I don't know anywhere that will render it though.

(22 Feb '21, 11:16) SomeoneElse ♦
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