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Road plaques

Say at the beginning of each rural road there is a granite plaque:

Nebbelsham Valley Road
Length: 26.765 km.
Total Cost: $66,555,444.33
Authority: Platzworth County Road Bureau
Designer: Plifwitz Surveying Co.
Contractor: Nurdsburd Engineering Inc.
Construction Period: 2016/1 through 2019/6

How to tag? Jidanni (talk) 05:51, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

That sounds more like an information=board --Pbb (talk) 23:28, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks but no, it is commemorating the (re)building of the road. Not showing any thing tourists or residents need to know. Also it is etched in granite. More of a dedication plaque. Jidanni (talk) 02:28, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Multilingual inscriptions

Is there an guidance on how inscriptions in multiple languages should be tagged?

Going by other keys, something like the following seems sane:

(where xxn is the relevant 2-letter language code. e.g. en, fr, ga, es, etc)


--Dónal (talk) 15:35, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

I think it is a good ideal for bilingual countries of minority (language) groups commemorating their heritage. B-unicycling (talk) 15:57, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
It may already be an established practice per taginfo searches. inscription:de,inscription:en, inscription:es, inscription:fr, inscription:ga --Dónal (talk) 16:05, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

inscription=* preferred over memorial:text=*?

As of Dec 2020, there are 17,740 uses of memorial:text=*taginfo vs 72,387 uses of inscription=*taginfo.

Should memorial:text=* be flagged as no longer desirable on the memorial=plaque page?

--Dónal (talk) 15:52, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

I agree. inscription=* is specifically defined as "used for the text of inscriptions on buildings, memorials,...". This page also has flagged memorial:text=* as a tagging mistake. BubbleGuppies (talk) 02:03, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

Horizontal surface

"or other vertical surface"

What if it's a horizontal stone built into the floor? Brightj (talk) 14:45, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

I added memorial=pavement_plaque to Tag:historic=memorial because it had some use already, but then I was messaged and they recommended not using that tag and instead using memorial=plaque with support=ground => for a plaque on pavement

"Maybe this tag has 61 uses but that doesn’t mean they’re good !"

Brightj (talk) 15:24, 6 February 2023 (UTC)