[Tagging] Public lands with designated parking lots

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Oct 19 22:20:47 UTC 2014

Sounds like mapping the trailhead and associated entities as a "site" would
be useful.

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Eric Kidd <emk.lists at randomhacks.net>

> I enjoy mapping nature reserves, large parks and trail systems. These
> typically share a number of features:
>    - They're physically adjacent to several roads, but they're only
>    accessible from one or two.
>    - They typically have one or more official parking areas, with
>    information kiosks and trailheads.
>    - They almost never have official street numbers.
>    - They're often surrounded by poorly-surveyed, poorly-marked roads
>    which make manual navigation hazardous.
> For several illustrated examples, please see the wiki:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Ekidd/Routing_to_public_lands_with_designated_parking_lots
> In an ideal world, there would be some way to clearly indicate "This is an
> official parking lot for accessing this area/POI/business/etc."
> Possibilities include:
>    - amenity=parking with destination=*. This seems straightforward, but
>    it's rarely used.
>    - A relation linking the destination with its official parking lot(s).
>    More complicated, but it might handle other odd cases.
>    - Some way to associate a "preferred routing point" with an area (a
>    bit hacky, frankly).
> Does anybody have any suggestions? Are there existing conventions? Would
> any OSM-based routing software be interested in delivering people to the
> correct parking lot? Are there other related use cases?
> -Eric
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