[Tagging] RFC - proposal page for camp_site=

David Bannon dbannon at internode.on.net
Mon Mar 30 21:44:13 UTC 2015

On Mon, 2015-03-30 at 17:05 +0900, johnw wrote:
> camp_site:restaurant=yes
> camp_site:water=yes
> camp_site:space_water=no
> campsite:kitchen=yes
> camp_site:space_bbq=no

John, this model would work fine if the end user was using a interactive
tool where he could say "show me all the camps that comply with this
list of facilities".  But we very quickly identified twenty or so
characteristic of a camp and I reckon we could easily extent that to 50
to a 100 if we really tried. So, its not possible to show that on a flat
map, even a fairly specialised one. 

Thats where the idea of identifying a very small set of key
characteristics arose. Thats map-able and is a key to a subsequent list
of characteristics.

So the proposed new keys, camp_site= and camp_type= do not exclude all
the other things you mention and others. They could be seen as more a
top level filter, that an end user can use to narrow down their search.
Its in response to the very wide range of possible camp types you might

Locally important facilities, tent/van issues, details of pitch
facilities and so on are all still usable and should (but not must)
still be mapped.


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