[Tagging] route=foot

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 03:48:41 UTC 2015

Huh. And here in Australia (well, at least amongst the people I know) the
difference between a "hike" and any other form of walking is strictly
whether it's more than one day. A daywalk is, well, a day or less, and a
hike is two or more days.

But that doesn't cause me any concerns using "route=hiking".

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:37 PM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 13:06 +0100, Marc Gemis wrote:
> > In Belgium and The Netherlands we have tagged all the regional walking
> > networks as foot. With this system of walking networks it is possible
> > to plan walks as short as 2-3 km and and long as a few hundred
> > kilometers. For me the short walks are no hikes, but that might be the
> > wrong interpretation.
> >
> >
> > We had some discussion about this (foot vs hiking) a few years ago. We
> > decided to stay with foot because that was used in The Netherlands and
> > Germany. And because some of those networks cross the border, it did
> > look appropriate to change it only in Belgium.
> >
> In UK English, the language of OSM, hike has extreme connotations.
> Hiking implies a route over extreme ground and a forced high pace. If I
> was to describe one of my ramblers walks as 'a hike' I would not get
> many takers.
> US English uses the term hike to describe a walk in the countryside,
> which is the usage I suspect Fly is using.
> Having done a Overpass Turbo query on route=foot locally, it returns the
> Shropshire Way and Severn Way. I would not use the term hike to describe
> either, route=foot is absolutely appropriate.
> Phil (trigpoint)
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