[Tagging] Tagging established, unofficial and wild campings

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 19:53:32 UTC 2015

Ref1: good point. Any recommendation for the tags to be used?
Ref 2: isn't this covered by example 2.1?
Aren't the permissive ones at the bottom of your mail covered by example

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:36 PM Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:

> Two issues I think the proposal should address:
> 1) Use separate tagging for a place you can park a caravan or car
> overnight (as per your example),
> compared to a place you can pitch a tent without getting hassled.  They
> really are not the same thing.
> 2) Tagging large areas.  For example default rules exist in the USA on
> land of the US Forest Service (USFS) land, or Bureau of Lumber and Mining
> (BLM).  Camping is generally allowed anywhere it's not specifically
> prohibited.  Yet within those areas   are established informal campsites.
> It's not clear if OSM should tag these large areas with a camping tag, or
> simply
> inform the prospective camper of who owns the land.
> Regulations change from time to time, so it's perhaps best to refer the
> reader to the official source: the website of the owner, land agency, or
> store.
> OSM here is acting a bit like old "hobo chalk marks", where transients
> would leave coded symbols to each other about places they found food or
> shelter.  It exists outside the official realm.  Readers of a map however
> should be clear which camp sites are "permissive" (e.g. you might get away
> with it) and which ones are "official" (a rule says it's OK to do).
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