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Public-images-osm logo.svg Prefix object:*
Used to describe the position of man-made features where nothing will be delivered at. Address tagging for those features that shouldn't be tagged with the `addr` prefix. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: addresses
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
See also
Status: in use
taginfo: object:*

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This page describes a key prefix rather than a simple key.

The key object:*=* was used by several mechanical edits in Germany in 2015 and afterward, to add address information to small man-made features such as lamp posts and memorials, which had no address (addr:*=*) that was given out by officials. The subkeys use the Karlsruher Schema. The main feature tags used were public artworks, memorials, control boxes for traffic light- and telecommunication systems which were not assigned an address, but near to an object having an official address tagged with addr:*=*.

It is not used in combination with the addr:*=* tags.

These keys were meant to replace memorial:addr tags, but those have also remained in use.

How to map

Create a node at the center of the feature, add a main feature tag such as historic=memorial or highway=street_lamp, and then add the following tags:

Tag Description Count
object:country=* The country shortcode as specified in the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code; e.g. `DE` for Germany and `GB` for Great Britain.
object:city=* The name of the commune the POI is located in.
object:postcode=* The numeric postcode of the area the POI is located in.
object:housenumber=* The house number the POI is next to/most close to.
object:street=* The street name the POI is next to/most close to.

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