[Tagging] Tagging natural or informal swimming holes?

Richard Z. ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 15:05:33 UTC 2014


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 02:07:15PM +0100, Philip Barnes wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-04-24 at 23:03 -0700, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> > How best should I tag informal swimming areas?  These typically have
> > no lifeguard or facilities. An example deep-content site for these
> > types of holes is:
> > http://www.iforgotthename.com/
> > 
> > 
> > In OSM is it best to create an area and tag
> > sport=swimming/name=xxxx/access=/fee=no?
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:sport%3Dswimming
> > 
> > 
> Forgetting the tagging for a moment, is it not irresponsible to be
> mapping and thus being seen as encouraging such activities?
> 
> Every year when there is hot weather there are warnings not to swim in
> lakes and rivers, and these are inevitably followed by reports in the
> media of a tragic loss of life. 
> 
> The last thing OSM needs is to be seen as contributing to such
> tragedies.

a good map can prevent some tragedies by mapping hazards and places which 
are better suited than others.

Richard



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