[Tagging] Tagging established, unofficial and wild campings
johnw at mac.com
Wed Mar 25 04:56:02 UTC 2015
Standard vs designated needs to be rethought.
I would suggest designated, unimproved, informal, trekking. This would alleviate so many classification issues.
Designated is a campsite. Is it for Tents? for car campers? for caravans? for RVs? who cares. Detail that
This is a place where you will find amenities. What amenities? Don’t care. tag them on it (showers, et)
Unimproved is a designated sites with minimal to no amenities. a road, a flat spot, and maybe a fire ring or a water tap. no stores, no spaces, no support.
This is a place where people can park a car and pitch a tent. But you have some kind of “approval” to be there - the blessing of someone - the owner, the town, something.
Informal is unimproved, but without the explicit blessing of a specific body. A camp near a track in the desert. A good spot on a access road on a forest. A spot near town that is friendly to passers-by - but there’s no official blessing from the town or land management agency, beyond not prohibiting camping outright.
An informal camp site that is in the middle of nowhere, with severe assess limitations.
This seems *much* more flexible to me.
> On Mar 25, 2015, at 6:37 AM, David Bannon <dbannon at internode.on.net> wrote:
> But you would not oppose the proposal because a particular category does
> not exist where you live/travel ?
> Here in Australia (and other parts of the world) there really is a
> different type of camp ground. Its typically provided by local council
> or a local community (wanting to attract visitors).
I dont’ have a problem with it tagged as a camp site, because it has been chosen *as a camp site*, right?
just put a fee= tag on it. It may not have designated spaces or a water tap, but it is a designated camping area.
It is an unimproved camp site. It is bare of amenities. but it is legally blessed (the owner/operator wants campers to show up), so it is chosen to be a camp site.
I like the idea of this proposal, I just think the def’s are a little off - they need to really be describing the type of campground as a whole, and leave other details to established tags - like fees, water, showers, caravans allowed, etc to additional tags - unless it describes the complete lack of any of them (designated vs unimproved).
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