|Human-Readable Description of Hiking Path Symbols|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
See Walking Routes for country specific use of this tag.
The symbol tag is used for describing hiking trails by a human readable name. It is usually accompanied with osmc:symbol=*, which contains a machine readable description of the hiking trail. Example:
You can use international naming options in this format:
Implementing software may choose to use a local database for connecting osmc:symbol=* values to an icon or to a name, or it can choose to loud read the value of the symbol=* tag.
A routing software might say: "Turn left to the red bar and follow for two kilometers."