Proposed features/Zamenhof-Esperanto objects

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Zamenhof-Esperanto object
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Pizzaiolo
Tagging: esperanto=yes/no
Applies to: Zamenhof-Esperanto objects, that is, geographic objects related to Esperanto or Zamenhof.
Definition: a node linked to L. L. Zamenhof, the artificial language Esperanto he created in 1887, or the community of Esperanto speakers which has been using the language since.
Rendered as: hidden
Drafted on: 2014-12-01
Proposal

Zamenhof-Esperanto objects (see the Wikipedia article on it) (in Esperanto Zamenhof/Esperanto-Objekto, abbreviation ZEO) are places linked to L. L. Zamenhof, the artificial language Esperanto he created in 1887, or the community of Esperanto speakers which has been using the language since.

Rationale

To help Esperanto-speakers keep track of geographical locations which make reference to the language and its culture. It is especially useful for marking Esperanto clubs and associations (since the tags that exist do not fit very well with the language clubs dedicated to Esperanto speaking and propagation).

Examples

Streets, memorials, public spaces such as squares, parks or bridges, names of buildings and companies such as hospitals, hotels or translation agencies. Also rivers and islands. The last count identified 1260 ZEOs, with Brazil and Poland having large amounts of ZEOs. See list.

Tagging

It could be used in the same way as tourism=yes/no, tagged as "esperanto", with values either yes or no. "No" should be the default when not specified.

Applies to

Nodes, ways and areas.

Rendering

Ideally, when the node/area has no other icon, it could display a green star, such as this one Stelo.png (albeit without the green border). But this is just an idea.

Features/Pages affected

None that I can think of.

Comments

This is my first proposal (I'm a newcomer), so please let me know if I messed something up. Cheers.

  • Note: The tag esperanto=* was never created and added to the database, but a OSMwiki user created a page for it nevertheless, without community discussion or approval. If passed, this proposal would disregard the current tag page.