[Tagging] piste:type=nordic but without underlying track

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 04:17:09 GMT 2012

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Michael S <michael at elfu.de> wrote:
> I think tagging areas with piste:type is more for downhill piste.

Interesting - according to the wiki (key:piste:type):

piste:type=nordic (way only, not area)
A nordic/cross country ski trail (also see #Style or kind of
grooming). The direction of the way should be the preferred/compulsory
skiing direction (see piste:oneway below). Nordic pistes are circular
ways if the first and the last point are the same and cannot be
rendered as areas. Currently implemented in this way by Osmarender.

piste:type=skitour (way or area)
A recommended ski tour way or area that is generally used by many
skiers during a season for the purpose of a nordic ascent and a
downhill descent in the backcountry. Generally the descent is
recommended near the ascent route for safety and terrain judgement and
the descent is not mapped. To map an alternate descent, use
piste:type=downhill with piste:grooming=backcountry. Implies
piste:grooming=backcountry. Also defined in the wikipedia Ski touring.
Rendered as area if first and last point are the same. If a circular
way is needed, do not close the way (first and last point is not
exactly the same).

It's a pity they didn't just follow the "area=yes/no" convention. "Do
not close the way" makes it sound like you should leave the end
hanging free - but they probably mean to make it connect to a
different way.


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