[Tagging] Tagging established, unofficial and wild campings

johnw johnw at mac.com
Sat Mar 14 03:55:45 UTC 2015

I added some comments to the discussion page - 

I would like another value of camp site added - a trekking campsite. 

There needs to be a very hard separation between a spot where camping is “suggested” (perhaps by people who know where some good places to make camp) when trekking vs  a clearing near a road for people to crash on a road trip, a campsite for thick canvas tents on a wooden platform (like a boy scout camp or a city park camp in Japan), a place for you to roll up with the minivan and a 6 person tent, and a place for a full-on caravan. 

I feel this proposal takes care of the latter, but the Backpacking/trekking sites is very murky - it may be informal, but to use the same iconography of something that has any services whatsoever, or might be chosen because of proximity to access (along a roard or a quiet spot near a town) - a trekking site will be very inaccessible and the only amenities are probably trees and a stream, and a soft place to pitch a tent on, and that’s it.

 So I propose a value just for places where it’s the most ideal spot in a wilderness area to pitch a tent (not everywhere possible, of course). 

I can think of 2 or 3 camp sites I used when trekking that were the ideal camping spot for an entire lake or area, and I’d like to mark them to suggest them to future trekkers - but I don’t want to fool people into thinking there is some source of water or a bed or a roof, or anything besides a good spot to pitch a dome tent - so I suggest that iconography be different (a dome tent vs the standard triangle tent) to show this drastic difference. 


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