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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 22:05:48 UTC 2018

On 07/12/18 06:49, Mark Wagner wrote:
> 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 ?
> Seems reasonable.

  Except for sport. Sport implies competition, are there marked lanes for this competition? I'd think not. So I would leave sport out of it.

>>> * 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.

petrified gets a hits in taginfo... natural=petrified_forest

Possibly tag as
natural=tree, tree=petrified

natural=tree, petrified=yes

There are a few names with petrified in them.

>>> * 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
> pots.)
>>> * 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.
I'd add description=hill side

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