[Tagging] Tagging of pitches within a campsite

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Sat Apr 18 04:31:10 UTC 2015

FWIW, on a mountain where I volunteer I mapped the campgrounds with the tagging shown on the proposed extensions page which uses ref=* instead of addr:street or addr:unit.

I have also generated paper maps off that OSM data. Local fire people saw one and were impressed and asked for a copy. Ended up generating a special map for them.

They now can easily respond to any specific campsite. None of the campgrounds have a street address. In fact, many other places in that area are referred to by where they are in relation to the campgrounds.

Point being showing campsites or routing is a rendering issue not tagging.

I know of at least one backcountry campground several miles from any road that has numbered individual pitches. Seems like addr:house number or addr:unit is inappropriate in that context.


On April 17, 2015 8:36:03 PM PDT, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>On Apr 17, 2015 1:41 AM, "Bryce Nesbitt" <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 9:50 PM, David Bannon
><dbannon at internode.on.net>
>>> That scheme seems to rely on house number model. Sure looks good.
>>> But does it, by implication, indicate there is a (eg) a house number
>>> on the unnamed service road ?  I'm not into mapping house numbers so
>>> don't know if thats important or not.
>> If you entered Pinnacles Campground Site 12 into your OSM powered
>> would you not be happy if it took you all the way to Site 12?
>Yes, I love where your head is at.
>> In practice that would also require:
>>     addr:housenumber=12
>>     addr:street=[unnamed service road]
>This is broken and should use a different tag.  addr:unit=12 would be
>better.  Case in point, my address (in a caravan site, I know, breaking
>stereotypes about midwest life here...) already has
>and could have addr:unit=252 if I got around to it (hard to accurately
>survey in my trailer park).  Based on my home life and previous
>as a field service engineer and postal service contractor, the US
>of addresses for a campground, trailer park, apartment complex,
>condominium, and office building are identical (with the exception of a
>edge cases where vanity addressing or multiple house numbers for the
>building or complex are in play).
>> But there's no (easy) way to define an address connected to an
>road.  Way numbers
>> are not supported for addr:street, afik.
>I guarantee you that the fire department has some way to sort it out,
>it's probably the campground's street address.
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