[Tagging] cave_entrance. ref and name

ksg ksgeo at web.de
Tue Aug 30 20:27:00 UTC 2016

> Am 30.08.2016 um 13:39 schrieb Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com>:
> So what does cave:ref really mean? Should that say something like 
> "unique cave identifier"?
> Shouldn't cave:ref be subtyped for example as "cave:ref:at" or
> "cave:ref:fr" for austrian resp french ids to prevent id clashes?
> Richard

In Austria and the adjacent Bavarian Alps of Germany exist a rather elaborated hierarchical index of caves (Österreichisches Höhlen Verzeichnis (ÖHV) = Austrian Cave Index) - http://hoehle.org/downloads/SD_10_Handbuch.pdf.  The register is based on four main hydrographic units with three level subdivisions, based mainly on river basins and mountain regions. See the english abstract that follows the table of contents. It should be discussed in advance, if the national speleo associations will permit using data from the cave indexes or even if they have an interest in sharing specific information with OSM. 


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