|information = route_marker|
|A marker that shows the position of the way of a route. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A marker that shows the position of the way of a route. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking.
Note: 2 variant tag values are in use – route_marker and trail_blaze (see Taginfo comparison for the current number of uses or this tag history on taghistory.raifer.tech as a curve chart):
- The usage of information=route_marker is recommended for signs indicating the direction of a route without giving details of a destination (and the belonging to a specific route is recognizable or not) – these are typically markers between guideposts.
- You can use information=trail_blaze for markers that show only the position of a way. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking. (But often, also route_marker is used for this kind of markers.)
How to use
Tag a marker that shows the position of the way of a route without providing information about destinations with information=route_marker (alternatively: information=trail_blaze) on a node . Such a marker may or may not indicate by a symbol that it belongs to a particular route.
- support=* – To describe what supports the marker (e.g. a tree, a post, a wall etc.)
- - Osmand
- information=trail_blaze – A marker that only shows the position of the way. Could be a symbol, a short pole or a painted marking.
- osmc:symbol=* – Machine-Readable representation of route symbol that is used as waymarker or on guideposts.
- symbol=* – Human-Readable description of route symbol that is used as waymarker or on guideposts.
- information=guidepost – Guideposts (aka fingerposts or finger posts) are often found along official hiking/cycling/riding/skiing routes to indicate the directions to different destinations.
- trailblazed=* – A key for the use on paths or tracks which are marked.
- on Wikipedia