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Public-images-osm logo.svg advertising = sign
Enseigne Auchan.JPG
Sign, used for advertising signs, neon signs, logos & institutional entrance signs. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: advertising
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)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de factoPage for proposal

Sign, for example on roofs or facades of commercial buildings, used to identify the business, or promote a product or service. Also used for neon signs (use luminous=*), logos & place signs/institutional entrance signs (like schools, power plants, wastewater treatment plants, landfills, large hospital or university campuses, etc.).


  • name=* – if the sign is well known enough to have a common name
  • inscription=* – the text on the sign
  • lit=* – the sign is lit, i.e. lights are positioned to reflect off it making it visible at night
  • luminous=* – indicates whether the sign is luminous, i.e. it directly emits some light, rather than just having lights reflected off it.
  • animated=* – indicates whether the sign is animated, and the way it is animated.
  • material=* – what the sign is made of (stone, metal, etc.)
  • location=* – indicates sign position; most common values are:


Photo Tags notes
Auchan Vicenza.JPG advertising=sign
Vélizy 2 le 23 avril 2017 - 02.jpg advertising=sign
Apple Store LA.jpg advertising=sign
logo=File:Vectorized Apple gray logo.svg
note: (possible use) this is not a common label or standardized by the community
Allianz Arena, Múnich, Alemania, 2013-02-11, DD 12.JPG advertising=sign
inscription=Allianz Arena
The entrance to (the former) Catford Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 2253485.jpg advertising=sign
inscription=Catford Stadium
Beach Blvd Flea Market.jpg * please see advertising=billboard

See also

  • board_type=welcome_sign – For welcome signs in the form of information boards, not separate, free-standing signs.