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Correct english language term for the also used (french language pk) Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
use on nodes unspecifieduse on ways unspecifieduse on areas unspecifieduse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
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Status: deprecated


KP is based on a translation of the French term PK, which is short for Point kilométrique. In English this is probably known as milepost, kilometre post or motorway locator sign. It indicates the distance in kilometres from a defined point of reference (other units can be used by adding them as for other similar keys).

A discussion on the tagging list in May 2013 suggests distance=* is a better choice than either pk=* or kp=*.

This tag is deprecated, instead use:

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