OpenLevelUp/Use cases/Museums

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OpenLevelUp can render museums buildings. These places can contain several buildings, with many floors and rooms. For a general overview of how to tag inside buildings, see OpenLevelUp/Recommended tagging.

How to map

Louvre, Paris in OpenLevelUp

Here is a list of interesting objects to map in museums.

Examples of museums features
Image Name Tags Comments
"Strefa dźwięków" - wystawa stała w Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku.jpg Gallery
Passengers Aircraft Models Display in Glass Cabinet of Aviation Museum 20130928.jpg Glass cabinet
Musée de Bretagne - niche chapiteaux.jpg Objects in a recess
  • Various tags for given object
  • support=recess
Musée de Bretagne - présentoir Bretagne multiple.jpg Showcase
Musée de Bretagne - Marqueur de section néolithique 01.jpg Section marker highway=milestone has been used in Brittany Museum in Rennes (France) but seems too linked with highways.

A milestone is a marker to show a distance from and to geographical points. The given information (mileage) is a distance. Something like this should be better :

WK14 Wrocław Główny poczekalnia nocna infokiosk Travelarz.jpg Interactive terminal
New information board, Oakwood Park, London N14 - - 860167.jpg
Informative board
3D wall map of Portuguese Empire.jpg Museum map or descriptive map
ARK Identifier
  • Various tags
  • ref:ark=/organization/object
Example: URL looks like so tag will be ref:ark=/83011/FLMjo133451
Musée de Bretagne - Vitrine objets 3e siècle.jpg Artifact Miscellaneous non-artistic objects in museums
Pierre tombale de Nicolas Flamel.jpeg Tombstone Tombstones can be exposed in museums or other historic places.

Please do not confuse with an historic=tomb wich is a burial site mainly located in a landuse=cemetery or a amenity=grave_yard.

Arte romana, affresco staccato con un satiro, 1-75.JPG Mural Murals such as frescoes may have been detached from their original supports and may be found in museums.
Orient méditerranéen de l'Empire romain - Mosaïque byzantine -5.JPG Mosaic Mosaics may have been detached from their original supports and may be found in museums.
Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, from C2RMF retouched.jpg Painting
Auguste Rodin - Grubleren 2005-02.jpg Statue
Busto de Vibia Sabina (M. Prado) 01.jpg Bust
"Grounded" by Douglas Lackey Art.jpg Sculpture
Petzel shapes.jpeg Installation art Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called public art, land art or intervention art; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.


  • Louvre Museum, Paris (France):

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  • Brittany Museum, Rennes (France):

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  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Buenos Aires (Argentina):

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See also