|Human-Readable Description of Route Symbols that are used as waymarkers or on guideposts|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
See Walking Routes for country specific use of this tag.
The symbol tag is used for describing symbols of hiking and other trails in a human readable form. It is usually accompanied with osmc:symbol=*, which contains a machine readable description of the symbol of the trail. Example:
You can use international naming options in this format:
A routing software might say: "Turn left to the red bar and follow for two kilometers."
- Hungarian Hiking page
- Symbols on guidepost:
- osmc:symbol=* - Machine-Readable representation of route symbol that is used as waymarker or on guideposts.
- wiki:symbol=* - OpenStreetMap Wiki Symbol References of Hiking Path Symbols.
- information=guidepost - Used to mark a guidepost/signpost.
- destination:symbol=* - To indicate that a special symbol/icon is present on a signpost, visible as road marking or similar.