[Tagging] Tourism=attraction: feature or secondary tag?

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Thu Dec 6 07:38:39 UTC 2018

On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 09:55:11 +0900
Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> > do you mean, 1) it is impossible to invent a tag for it which better
> > describes its nature, or 2) that nobody has yet invented and
> > documented such a tag?
> >  
> 1) is probably not possible
> 2) would be good
> I’m just not able to think of any examples.

Yellowstone National Park has attracted a fair few bare
"tourism=attraction" objects.  How would you tag the following:

* Boiling River and Firehole Swimming Area, naturally-heated stretches
  of river that are popular for swimming.

* Petrified Tree, a large, petrified section of tree trunk.

* Soda Butte, the rock formation left behind by a long-extinct geyser.

* Norris Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, Artist Paint Pots, Fountain
  Paint Pots, and other named groups of thermal features.

* Roaring Mountain, a hillside that contains a large number of steam

All of these are well-known, named places in the park, and any
reasonable park map needs to include them. Upper Geyser Basin in
particular is the main reason people come to the park (it's the one
that contains Old Faithful).


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