[Tagging] Wilderness huts

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 31 17:04:55 UTC 2014

On 31.03.2014 18:49, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2014-03-31 18:18 GMT+02:00 Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com
> <mailto: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

You are right. alpine_hut is an operated place. In the alps most of them
are operated by the nation alpine clubs.

But you will find wilderness_huts in the alps, aswell.

I see a slight overlap with shelter_type=basic_hut but with proper
description to distinguish and links this will work.

cu fly

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