[Tagging] Tagging established, unofficial and wild campings
dbannon at internode.on.net
Sat Mar 14 01:13:17 UTC 2015
"...compared to a place you can pitch a tent without getting hassled"
Should we be trying to assure people about safety issues at all ? I don't think so, far too big an issue. Better let people decide based on how others are apparently using the site. People have their own tolerances and views of risk.
"2) Tagging large areas. For example default rules exist in the USA"
I think we should let the default behaviour in a county be just that. If the default within a park (that is itself mapped) is to allow camping, then its unnecessary to detail it again. But particular noteworthy sites within that area could be specificialy mapped.
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
>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
>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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