Tag:marker=post

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Fiber optic cable marker; Nokesville, VA; 2014-04-13.jpg
Description
A standard kind of marker composed of a small pole or mast with information written on it. The support is dedicated to the marker. See plate for other situations. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Man made
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
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag marker=post is used for a standard marker or sign on a small post or mast with written information. The support post is specifically designed to hold the marker.

A post marker is maybe the most standard marker you'll ever find. Useful information, including the representative colour of the infrastructure it is related to, may be seen directly on the pole. Sometimes a plate is installed on top.

The pole has to be dedicated to each individual marker. If not, you may have to use marker=plate which may better correspond to other situations.

Examples

Pipelines

Photo Location Tagging Note
Fluxys flat pole.jpg
Belgium node marker=post
utility=gas
colour=orange
material=plastic
operator=Fluxys
A pole indicating the presence of Fluxys gas buried below. The ref is often found on the upper portion of the pole.
A plastic NTS gas marker post in the UK
UK node marker=post
utility=gas
colour=red
material=plastic
These posts mark the national (as opposed to local) gas pipelines in the UK. Plastic markers are usually (though not always) more recent than concrete ones.
A concrete NTS gas marker post in the UK
UK node marker=post
utility=gas
colour=red
material=concrete
These posts mark the national (as opposed to local) gas pipelines in the UK. Concrete markers are usually (though not always) older than plastic ones.
A plastic LTS gas marker post in the UK.
UK node marker=post
utility=gas
colour=yellow
material=plastic
These posts mark the local (as opposed to national) gas pipelines in the UK. Plastic markers are usually (though not always) more recent than concrete ones.
Two concrete LTS gas marker posts in the UK
UK node marker=post
utility=gas
colour=yellow
material=concrete
These posts the local (as opposed to national) gas pipelines in the UK. Concrete markers are usually (though not always) older than plastic ones.
GPSS marker plate, near Heydon, Cambridgeshire. The marker text: S/SW shows marker is on the Sandy-Saffron Walden link; 24 kilometres (15 mi) is the distance from Sandy; up-arrow indicates that the normal flow is away from the observer looking at the notice
UK node marker=post
utility=oil
colour=white
material=concreteoperator=GPSS
The image shows a GPSS marker plate near Heydon, Cambridgeshire. The marker text: S/SW shows marker is on the Sandy-Saffron Walden link; 24 kilometres (15 mi) is the distance from Sandy; up-arrow indicates that the normal oil flow is away from the observer looking at the notice.

Power cables

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Borne de repèrage des câbles électriques souterrains.jpg
France node marker=post
utility=power
colour=red
operator=EDF
An aerial marker indicating the presence of 20 kV cable buried below
Power marker panel underground cable.jpg
France node marker=post
utility=power
colour=yellow
operator=ESSeyssel
A pole sign warning about the presence of a buried high voltage power cable in French country.

Telecommunications

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Fiber optic cable marker; Nokesville, VA; 2014-04-13.jpg
USA node marker=post
utility=telecom
colour=orange
operator=GTE
A post marker indicating the presence of an  optical fibre cable buried below

Water supply

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Water pedestal marker.jpg
France node marker=post
utility=water
colour=blue
A post marker indicating the presence of a drinkable water pipeline next to it

Fire hydrants

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Panneau BI (Bouche Incendie).jpg
France node marker=post
utility=hydrant
Signage indicating the location of an underground  fire hydrant