[Tagging] Hiking tracks as POIs in Brazil

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 07:45:58 UTC 2013

I agree.  I have mapped some hiking trails in Korea and noticed there
is nothing specific to mark the start of a trail.

I suppose it could be done programmatically.  It is clear which node
is the first one, so it could be rendered differently, with extra
detail extracted from the tags on the  track itself.  However,
explicit is better than implicit, so I'd like to see something for

Best wishes,


On 09/08/2013, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What you are looking for is a tagging for "trailhead" I suppose.
>> Are these trails signed (trailblazed)?
>> I notice that the National Park OSM initiative does not propose an OSM
>> tag
>> for their trailhead sign (see:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/US_National_Park_Service_Tagging)
>> I personally would be in favour of creating a formal tag for trailheads
>> (I
>> had pondered this in the past on occasion,but never taken action).
>> +1 on this.
> Trailhead is a glaring omission to date.  Trailhead is a common map symbol
> on printed maps, trailheads often have names, and are
> natural rendezvous points for humans.  In OSM one can sort of cobble a
> trailhead together from parking and information= tags, but it is not quite
> right.

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