[Tagging] How to tag: public lands that are accessed by permit?

Mikael Nordfeldth mmn at hethane.se
Tue Jul 19 20:55:40 UTC 2016

On 2016-07-19 22:38, Tod Fitch wrote:
> A map for hiking is greatly enhanced by letting its users know, in advance of arriving at the trail head, that there are permits required. Even better if those permits can’t be self-issued at the trail head. The only way to let the end user know about this is to map it and to map it some sort of tagging must be used. Current accepted tagging is insufficient.

I absolutely think that the tag access=private intuitively sounds like
you're not allowed to go there. But the description on
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:access states that it's "Only
with permission of the owner on an individual basis" which is exactly
how I would interpret "access=permit" as well.

Given that description however, you are not given information about
_how_ to get that permit, if possible. So something like a 'permit' key
would be very useful here! Apparently there was some relation tag
suggested in 2010:

There has obviously also been discussion on access=license (or licence)

From the top of my head I would use something pointing to a URL:
* access:url=<url>
* foot:url=<url>
* foot:permit:url=<url>
* permit=<url>
* permit:url=<url>

or maybe access:description (foot:description etc.) for a direct
human-readable text.

Tod: Is there any proposal like this out there. Is the above along the
lines of how you're thinking we could extend the current tagging scheme?

Mikael Nordfeldth
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