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describe the absence of a sign to survey a property or its existence Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Names
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: in use


This key is used to annotate the fact that there is no on-the-ground sign indicating this feature's name or existence.


This tag was first introduced as a way of signifying that the object's name was not on a physical sign. Since then, StreetComplete has encouraged the use of name:signed=no.

Other uses

Some contributors also use this tag to describe that specific information is missing in the field when it can be expected to be found. For example:

Common mistake

The absence of a sign about a name=* or addr:housenumber=* does not mean that the object has no name or number. Do not "fix" unsigned with "no", don't add "no" without being sure that this object has no name or has no number

See the proposal Proposed features/Noname for an overview of all the possible ways of indicating an object is unnamed.

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