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Public-images-osm logo.svg guide_type
Marked trail pole.jpeg
To depict what type of information=guidepost it is. Show/edit corresponding data item.
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

The tag guide_type=* can be used in addition to information=guidepost to depict what type of guidepost it is.

tag description example
This type is supposed to show the directions to one ore more destination.

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For guidepost with either a trail mark or an arrow (without text or distances)

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See also: information=route_marker

Marked trail pole.jpeg
  • In a node network a third type exists and/or may be combined with destination guide posts - the posts are numbered with an unique id and point to other uniquely numbered posts in the same network. The idea is to drive by numbers, i.e. the trip is planned beforehand by jotting down a list of numbers. Consecutively, each numbered guidepost is visited, essentially traveling from the place with the first numbered guidepost to the last.

See also

  • guidepost=* - To depict what kind of information=guidepost it is
  • information=route_marker - A marker that shows the position of the way. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking