Proposal:Day beacon

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Proposal status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Nickvet419
Tagging: day_beacon=region_A_red, region_A_green, region_B_red, region_B_green
Applies to: node
Definition: An unlighted nautical sea mark. Used with sea_mark=day_beacon

Rendered as: Triangle/Square, Red/Green region spacific
Draft started:
Proposed on: 2008-06-16
RFC start: 2008-06-16
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


A day_beacon is an unlit nautical sea mark. Typically, day beacons supplement channels whose key points are marked by illuminated buoys. Day beacons may also mark smaller navigable routes in their entirety. They are the most common aid to nautical navigation. Their position does not change as they cannot drift.


These marks are esential to water navigation.

How to Map

Day beacon.PNG Add a node Mf node.png where marker is located. Add the sea_mark=day_beacon tag to it.

Add Key: day_beacon=region_A_red day_beacon=region_A_green day_beacon=region_B_red day_beacon=region_B_green

Region Spacific Info

Region A

Region A comprises Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, with the exception of Japan and the Philippines.

Within Region A, day beacons are characterized as follows:


  • Odd-numbered 1, 3, 5, ...
  • Red color
  • Square shape


  • Even-numbered 2, 4, 6, ...
  • Green color
  • Triangular shape

Region B

Region B comprises the Americas, Japan, and the Philippines.

Within Region B, day beacons are characterized as follows:


  • Even-numbered 2, 4, 6, ...
  • Red color
  • Triangular shape


  • Odd-numbered 1, 3, 5, ...
  • Green color
  • Square shape

See Also

Proposed features/sea mark


Please use the talk page for discussion.

Sea Mark

day beacon is a Sea Mark. We need a master-tag "Sea Mark", or shorter: "Sea".

sea=day beacon see also: Proposed features/sea mark

We have to discuss all tags together: day beacon, buoy, beacon, lighthouse.

--Markus 19:28, 21 July 2008 (UTC)


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