[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 14:34:53 UTC 2018

Designated starting point for multiple routes into a nature area.  There is
a designed marking pole or stele, information boards, seats or benches,
free parking space nearby. This one is in a small village:

Here is another one, with emphasis on Parking. On the left behind the
parking is the actual access point to the trails.

The operators are governmental bodies. They publish the lists on recreation
websites. Each province has its own list. VVV of course lists/presents them
as well.

These points are designed for trail access.

Op vr 21 dec. 2018 om 14:31 schreef Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com>:

> Can you give a few examples of what trailheads are to you?  There's a
> clearly defined American concept, it isn't not really used much in British
> English.  Also what do you mean by "official" below - is there some kind of
> VVV list or similar?
> Best Regards,
> Andy
> On 21/12/2018 11:54, Peter Elderson wrote:
> I would like to revive the trailhead proposal,
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/trailhead
> After discussions in the Dutch user community, a list of all Dutch
> trailheads was compiled and systematically entered as nodes tagged
> highway=trailhead, name=<official trailhead name>, tourism=information,
> information=board or map. Many trailheads were already present in OSM,
> there we just did some additional tagging.
> In the US, trailheads are all maintained on OSM by a national operator.
> Japan has lots of trailheads, I don't know how they are maintained. In
> Europe, no systematical OSM-tagging appears to take place, except for the
> Dutch base.
> I think it deserves a push.
> Any thoughts on the matter?
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