Tag:boundary=marker

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Description
A physical marker that identifies a boundary Edit or translate this description.
Group: Boundaries
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

A boundary marker, 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

Set a node node and add boundary=marker.

If a boundary marker is historic, one can simply add historic=yes .

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