[Tagging] Tagging established, unofficial and wild campings

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Apr 7 09:40:00 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 4:43 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 2015-03-30 4:01 GMT+02:00 johnw <johnw at mac.com>:
>> They are just private facilities, but they should be properly tagged as a
>> camp site, as people drive long distances to take scouts there, so they
>> should be searchable and routable.
> IMHO scout camps, while they merit to be mapped in certain cases
> (recurring camp on the same spot, or camp exists for at least several
> months), should not be tagged with tourism=camp_site. As you write, they
> are private facilities and no-one can go there to camp besides the scouts
> of the organization that operates the camp.

At least in the Boy Scouts of America system, most districts, particularly
at lesser used properties, do issue usage permits for their camps to
outside individuals and groups.  I'd go with access=private on that, since
while it's not open to the general public, it's still a campground to
roughly the same degree as an Oklahoma State Parks group camp (ie, offering
either high volume tent camping or a mix of tent camping and hostel-style
barracks; Oklahoma State Parks tend very nice, closer to what you'd find at
a midrange private resort than what you'd typically find in the public
commons outside the Soviet Union before it's collapse).
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