[Tagging] Historic huts

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 05:45:14 UTC 2013

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:59 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> looking at the tags maybe
> historic=wilderness_hut would be better (according to a proposal and
> the current wiki state, tourism=alpine_hut is for places where you can
> get food and accomodation, while tourism=wilderness_hut is for places
> that offer less comfort and are not usually managed, i.e. you bring
> what you need).

Seems sensible. Just noticed the (contradictory) tag shelter_type=*
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:shelter_type). Maybe the right
thing is:

amenity=shelter (you can take refuge from the rain here)
shelter_type=weather_shelter (seems to describe the current role of
the hut, only for emergencies)
historic=wilderness_hut (historically, people slept and cooked here)
tourism=attraction (to increase the chance that the historic=*
actually renders as something...)


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