[Tagging] recent change to ranger_station proposal

johnw johnw at mac.com
Thu Mar 5 05:38:07 UTC 2015

we should be able to map the icon to a generic tag, such as amenity=camp_office or something, or map the more private “ranger_station” facilities in another matter, and leave amenity=ranger_station to these more public facing facilities that people are looking for. 

The name “ranger station” can always be denoted in the name field, and the tag something more generic for further mapping around the world. 

Really interesting about the park service involvement.


> On Mar 5, 2015, at 2:13 PM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 6:48 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com <mailto:daveswarthout at gmail.com>> wrote:
> It sounds like the original meaning of ranger_station might have described what I would term a Visitor Center. After reading these responses to my post, and realizing that there are many parks with visitor centers (even here in Thailand) that cannot be tagged under the present system, its obvious to me that we need to add a new tag amenity=visitor_center. Visitor Centers range from simple to quite lavish (think Yellowstone, Denali NPs); these are definitely not ranger stations.
> A vast number of park maps have a thing called a ranger station, with a standard symbol (a cabin with a flag over it).
> That specific symbol svg graphic, the tag, and the name all came from the US National Park Service in fact, when
> the park service donated data to Open Street Map.
> There may be a reader expectation that what's called on the ground a "ranger station" is in fact mapped as a ranger station. 
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