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Public-images-osm logo.svg information = guidepost
Used to mark a guidepost/signpost
Group: Tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: In use


Guideposts are often found along official hiking/cycling/skiing routes to indicate the directions to different destinations. Additionally they are often named after a region or place and shows the altitude.

The position of a signpost can be used by a hiker/biker/skier as a confirmation of the current position, especially if he uses a printed map without a GPS receiver.

See also Proposed_features/information


Create a node at the exact position and tag with the following values. Please do not tag a crossroads as a guidepost.

To describe the access to the shown routes use the access-keys e.g hiking=yes, bicycle=yes or ski=yes.

tag required description
tourism=information required To define it as touristic point.
information=guidepost required
name=* optional The name of the guidepost, if there is one.
ele=* optional height of the guidepost above sea level in metres
ref=* optional a reference, eg if the guidepost has a number


Guidepost doubleguidepost.png


a guidepost with the name "Breitenau" a guidepost named as "Fojtovická pláň"

See also