[Tagging] Tourism=attraction: feature or secondary tag?
mark+osm at carnildo.com
Thu Dec 6 19:49:07 UTC 2018
On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 17:54:44 +0100
Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:
> On 06/12/2018 08:38, Mark Wagner wrote:
> > 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.
> natural=water + leisure=swimming_area ? natural=water +
> sport=swimming ?
> > * Petrified Tree, a large, petrified section of tree trunk.
> natural=tree? natural=petrified_tree ?
"Tree" is misleading. "natural=petrified_tree" would be good, except
it gets zero hits in TagInfo.
> > * Soda Butte, the rock formation left behind by a long-extinct
> > geyser.
> natural=rock ? natural=rock_formation ?
"natural=rock" looks good.
> > * Norris Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, Artist Paint Pots,
> > Fountain Paint Pots, and other named groups of thermal features.
> natural=geyser ?
"natural=geyser" is already in use for geysers. Applying it to entire
geyser basins would be like using the same tag for both single trees
and forests. (It would also be inaccurate, since these basins usually
contain a mix of geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, and occasionally mud
> > * Roaring Mountain, a hillside that contains a large number of steam
> > vents.
> place=locality ? natural=peak ? natural=hill ?
"locality" might work, but it's even more generic than "tourist
attraction". "Peak" or "hill" don't work -- the summit is almost a mile
to the southwest of the actual point of interest.
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