Tag:highway=milestone

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Description
Highway location marker Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
Status: de facto

A highway location marker is the modern-day equivalent of a milestone. Unlike traditional milestones, however, which were originally carved from stone and sited at one-mile intervals, modern highway location markers are made from a variety of materials and, in most countries, are spaced at intervals of a kilometre or a fraction thereof.

How to Map

Draw the node node direct on the way that represents the highway and add highway=milestone.

Tagging

The following features are based on those described in the article Proposed features/Milestones. This tag has not been approved but is widely used.

Tag Value Description Recommendation
highway milestone It's a highway milestone. The position of the node, member of highway way or in place is subject to discussion mandatory
ref <Milestone reference> Only to be used if the milestone actually has a reference number written on it. optional
marker <Milestone shape> Visual shape of milestone, usually stone or plate optional
distance <Milestone distance> A number being the distance from the beginning of the road/rail.
Decimal numbers specified with points are allowed. If no unit is explicitly given, the unit is assumed to be kilometers. To specify a different unit, add a space after the number, then the unit abbreviation (e.g., 35.0 mi)
optional

See a discussion on the tagging list in May 2013 suggests distance=* is a better choice than either pk=* or kp=*.

Similar tags

For "modern" milestones look at

For "historic" milestones look at

For utility markers look at

Examples

To be completed