[Tagging] How to tag severely destroyed forest track?

Konfrare Albert lakonfrariadelavila at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 14:34:06 UTC 2014


Could this proposal be useful to you?
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Obstacle

Regards!

2014-10-27 15:22 GMT+01:00 Ronnie Soak <chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com>:

> I recently came across a track that was severely destroyed by heavy
> foresting machinery.
> (KNee-deep mud with tire tracks over a meter deep and wide.)
>
> How to tag this?
>
> It was no longer usable on foot or for any normal sized vehicle except
> maybe tanks or said heavy machinery under normal conditions.
>
> It may be usable on foot if dried out over a long time or if frozen.
>
>
> tracktype does not offer a solution for this, as worse grades are
> described as being closer to undisturbed nature, while the opposite is the
> case here.
>
> sac_scale comes to mind, but this is a track not a path and it has nothing
> to do with alpine hiking.
>
> track_visibility does also not cover this, as these tracks are if anything
> MORE visible now.
>
> Even surface or smoothness can't describe this, as simply tagging this
> bumpy and muddy does not do the situation justice. (And they are not picked
> up by enough renders/routers, for which we of course do not tag.)
>
> I wouldn't mind kicking them out of the highway= namespace altogether, as
> they are no longer suitable for any travel at all, but I don't want to
> delete them completely. They are still major landmarks / prominent features
> and they may still be part of hiking routes or tagged with names/refs.
> Also, they might become usable again and I don't want to lose the actual
> position data.
>
>
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
>
> Chaos
>
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