[Tagging] Wilderness huts

Rene Maroufi osm at maroufi.net
Tue Apr 1 14:27:57 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 08:01:01AM +0700, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> I think a link to shelter:type would be a good addition to the Map
> Features; Tourism page for further choices when tagging wilderness
> shelters. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:shelter_type. Note that
> this page throws more confusion into the discussion because on it they
> define a basic_hut that is, by my definition at least, the same thing we're
> talking about here. What a mess!

No, in the alps its not the same. In the alps tourism=wilderness_hut is
used for remote buildings operated by an alpine club, but (in contrast to
alpine_hut) without staff. These buildings are strongly built and well
equiped (kitchen and beds) houses, called "self catering huts" in German
(Selbstversorgerhütten). They are locked and you need a key
from the alpine club. These huts are for members of the alpine club
only. In contrast to this, shelter_type=basic_hut is a lightly built
small shelter with four walls and no equipment. Mostly they are situated
on high mountain levels, free accessable, sometimes with some kind of
bed but often without; you always can sleep in a sleeping bag there. In
German they are called "Biwakschachtel" (bivouac box).

René Maroufi
info at maroufi.net

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