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I am referring to an excellent park map which has points at various places along trails and at trail junctions. Most of these are numbered (1 to 24) and are tied to a separate "guide" to these points of interest (ruins, natural features, etc.). I would rather NOT use historic = archaeological_site however that's the "best fit" that I can find. Perhaps a new feature needs to be created. There are marked posts at these locations with the numbers on them so that a person with a paper or digital guide can refer to that guide to interpret the numbered post.

asked 30 Oct '11, 02:05

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edited 13 Feb '15, 13:16

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There are a lot of tags you have not looked at. Just search on taginfo. You will find historic=ruins as well as tags for many natural features.

The numbers can be tagged with ref=*.

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answered 30 Oct '11, 09:37

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Sounds like information=guidepost perhaps? Quite well-used in taginfo. And like Gnonthgol said, use "ref" for the actual number.

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answered 31 Oct '11, 13:22

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accept rate: 16% offers many variations depending on what information is displayed (in your case: information=board, board_type=history). Sometimes it's a bit hard to decide what is the dominant feature of the sign, but that's a classic OSM dilema.

If you want to note the number, I'd suggest putting it in the name tag. Not great, but that's the best I could think of when numbering the station crosses in christian pilgrim paths (not the same thing as your boards, but I think the same convention should apply).

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answered 01 Nov '11, 11:01

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In defense of my "name=1" vs "ref=1" suggestion: those particular numbers have meaning beyond just an ID needed by the local authority to track its assets. They are normaly meant to be visited in order, for example. A "ref=" is bureaucratic in nature (even if it is sometimes used as a de-facto name) whereas a "name=" is information that the viewer is expeted to be interested in.

(01 Nov '11, 11:12) Vincent de P... ♦

If they are numbered on a sign on the ground, they are welcome in OSM with the suggestions above. However, if these numbers only appear on a particular guide, then probably not.

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answered 14 Feb '15, 19:40

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