[OSM-talk] Named passages on hiking paths
nakor.osm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 18:45:25 GMT 2011
Isn't a "Pas" just a mountain pass:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:mountain_pass (like e.g.
On 3/14/2011 2:27 PM, Gilles Bassière wrote:
> I'd like to get advice about toponymy in the context of hiking paths.
> When hiking, I often encounter short technical passages which have a
> name painted on the rock. In French, the name almost always begin with
> "Pas de ..." but I'm not sure if there is a good translation for "pas"
> in English . Such portions of the path often consist in passing a
> small cliff or an exposed ridge, they may be equipped with chains or cables.
> I think it is good to have these passages in OSM because they can be
> considered as a mark or a step along the hiking route. My problem is
> that I can't find a proper tagging scheme.
> I could put the name on the path segment  but that would often
> conflict with the name of the path (if any) . Also, it doesn't convey
> the idea of a step along the path.
> Another solution is to use the place=locality  but that would mean
> that a named place exists with a path going though. Here, I think the
> name is for the technical passage (part of the path), not the place.
> There would be no name if there were no path. Moreover, such a place
> name is mostly relevant to hikers whereas place=locality is not specific.
> Eventually, I used a custom tag for my latest edit: hiking=passage 
> but I'm not sure this can make sense for other mappers and I'm looking
> for feedback on this.
> : http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1978431
> : http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/85315111
> : http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/633030063
> : http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1105440189
> : http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1200975380
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