|boundary = marker|
|A physical marker that identifies a boundary|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A, border marker, boundary stone, border stone, boundary tree, is a robust physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or the change in a boundary, especially a change in direction of a boundary.
Boundary markers, traditionally, were often made of stone, but later many have been made with concrete or a mixture of materials. They are typically placed at a notable or especially visible point. Many are inscribed with relevant information such as the abbreviation of the boundary holder and often a date.
The word "Boundary marker" is 'all-encompassing', because a boundary_stone is a boundary_marker, but not all boundary_markers are in stone. Also, there are boundary trees.
How to map
If a boundary marker is historic, one can simply add historic=yes .
Tags to use in combination
- name=* - |description=The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
- inscription=* - Text which is written on an object
- ref=* - Used for reference numbers or codes. Common for roads, highway exits, routes, etc.
- marker=* - Shape and function of a physical spot indicating underground utility infrastructure, highway milestones or private property limits
- material=* - Describes the main material of a physical feature
- format=* - Describes the physical shape of an object
- historic=boundary_stone - A historic physical marker that identifies a boundary
- historic=milestone - A historic marker that shows the distance to important destinations
- man_made=survey_point - A triangulation pillar, geodetic vertex, or other piece of fixed equipment used by topographers
- Boundary MARKER better word for boundary (mile)stone on the OpenStreetMap forum.
- Boundary marker on The Free Dictionary.