[Tagging] Wilderness huts

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 16:49:19 UTC 2014


2014-03-31 18:18 GMT+02:00 Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>:

> @fly
>
> "What is the difference between a mountain, alpine, or wilderness hut" is
> exactly what I'm trying to determine.
>
> Mountain_hut is not used much —  only 7 instances — so I think it can
> safely be considered to be the same as an alpine_hut which, by definition,
> is located in mountainous regions.
>
> Wilderness huts are something I'm familiar with so I'm seeking to clarify
> what it is about them that would invite the use of that tag.
>


I think the difference is that a mountainhut or alpine hut will have
someone who sells you something to eat (i.e. some kind of "restaurant"),
while a wilderness hut will usually not have staff. See here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dalpine_hut

cheers,
Martin
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