[Tagging] Tagging Digest, Vol 42, Issue 26 Historic huts

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 13:54:00 UTC 2013

An alpine hut is a hut in high mountains as the alpine climate is a
high-mountain climate or an alpine plant is a plant that grows in alpine
Alpine hut is used in this sense in OSM. There is even a wine growing area
in Australia called Alpine Valleys, if I am not mistaken. :-)


On 27 March 2013 14:21, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2013/3/27 St Niklaas <st.niklaas at live.nl>:
> > Since the hut is situated in Australia, why name it Alpine hut ? I always
> > thought the Alps to be a European mountain range. In rural uninhabited
> areas
> > there will be shelters like it all over the world.
> well, the alps are in Europe, no doubt, but that doesn't necessarily
> mean that "alpine hut" isn't a prototype that could be found also
> outside the alps (and therefor the tag might be useful also outside
> the alps). Not sure what exactly the OSM definition for an "alpine
> hut" is, especially as there were some modifications to this page last
> year which now state that the hut must be "managed during the opening
> period" (not true for some place I know of, which I would nonetheless
> classify as alpine_hut).
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Atourism%3Dalpine_hut&diff=768391&oldid=689867
> cheers,
> Martin
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