[Tagging] Winter sports share the same way

yvecai yvecai at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 18:16:28 UTC 2014

Scott, I relay your question to the tagging mailing-list: As I am a 
mapper and a renderer, I may not be partial :)

I was face recently with a piste shared by alpine skiers and sleds and I 
choose the easy way: I just tagged the way for skiers.
This is not satisfactory, I know.

With relations, one can make one relation by activity, however it won't 
be appropriate to tag piste:difficulty for nordic.

-------- Original Message --------

I really like your OSM renderer for ski areas.  I'm using it to map out some backcountry skiing
areas in Southwest British Columbia, particularly near Whistler BC.  I have some questions,
and some suggestions for improvements:
1. In my area it is very common for backcountry trails to be used for both backcountry skiing
and snowshowing.  Can a way (or relationship) be tagged for both snowshoeing and ski touring?
If so, how?  I was thinking that I would use piste:type=hiking;piste:grooming=backcountry for
snowshoe only, piste:type=nordic;piste_grooming=backcountry for ski only and piste\:type=skitour
for trails that permit both.  Or should I just tag the piste for the primary use and then add ski=yes
or snowshoe=yes?


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