[Tagging] Tagging established, unofficial and wild campings

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sun Mar 15 12:55:53 UTC 2015

I understand the risk of confusion, but:

A - if there is any "informal" kind of tag there would be people who tag particularly good sites to pitch a tent in national parks or whatnot with them, and though I can only think of a couple myself I'd consider good enough to map, people will want to share this as soon as they see "informal" is available, so...

B - I  don't want informal - either turnout car-camping, hotel adjacent camping, nor random trekking camp clearings confused in any way with proper, designated, car-camping /tent camping / caravan facilities - and giving people a couple extra tag values is going the reduce confusion so the actual maintained camp sites are labeled and marked correctly by taggers. I thought about the few car camping ("auto camp") / tent camping sites I'd seen in Japan recently and thought about how I would tag those, and the thoughts about tent platforms came to mind, for example, same with tagging their immaculate kitchens and amenities in another thread. 

I'm not a big camper anymore, nor campsite tagger, but I have been on hundreds of camping trips, covering every facility mentioned several times over (save RV/caravan sites) and there seems to be big distinctions between all the kinds I mentioned - and being able to convey those in tags seems relevant - though maybe my input is not as important because I'm not so interested in tagging those kind of sites. 

I hope my input was helpful, I will be voting yes on whatever is decided. 


> On Mar 15, 2015, at 8:46 PM, sly (sylvain letuffe) <liste2 at letuffe.org> wrote:
> dieterdreist wrote
>>> Am 14.03.2015 um 05:41 schrieb John Willis <
>> johnw@
>> >:
>>> and mapping them for other Trekkers would be useful only if they are not
>>> confused at all with all of the other, more substatial or easily accessed
>>> spots in a camp or along a road.
>> +1, I believe the tag for informal camping spots should not just be a sub
>> key added to the same tag as for a commercial or otherwise official camp
>> site, it should be a different main tag
> +1 from me as well. Too much risks of confusion of too different concepts.
> (Please note that I just discovered on that page the existence of
> impromptu=yes which imho should be warned against on the wiki, and given
> it's rather low usage (400) after 8 years of existence, could also be marked
> as proposed for deprecation in favor of another tourism=x top tag
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