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How are we supposed to tag places where pieces of rock with diameters of around 1m have been put together like an exhibition, with a description for each rock (what kind of rock it is and where it was taken from)? Maybe geological=rockery? I don't know because I am not a native English speaker. When I do a web search for "rockery", I always find it related to plants, but what I am talking about has nothing to do with plants (although plants are usually around because it is outdoors). --Fkv 04:02, 20 September 2012 (BST)

Better late than never. In common English use, a rockery is a garden feature. I think I'd be inclined to call what you describe an open-air geological museum, unless it's pretty small or temporary, in which case I'd call it an open-air exhibit. If its purpose was artistic instead of educational, I suppose you could call it a sculpture. If you wanted to be really vague, you could call it an installation. Would tourism:museum, amenity:open-air and some indication of its geological nature in the title make sense? HLHJ (talk) 12:52, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Needs a better system

Why are "moraine" and "outcrop" "geological" and not "natural"? Like bare_rock and scree they describe the gross appearance of the surface. So geological could be perhaps used together with natural=* describe additional geologic properties/origin of the stone/material such as natural=bare_rock/scree geological=quartz/basalt/lava. Other people have also used eg natural=bare_rock/scree + bare_rock/scree=lava. Of course "moraine"s can be of many materials. Anything seems better than currently documented scheme. RicoZ (talk) 12:34, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


The page mentions that this tagging style is approved, but I can't find the proposal. Could you link to it please? --Tordanik 11:58, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

OK. Corrected my mistake. Chrabros (talk) 18:38, 3 September 2016 (UTC)