[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 10:29:17 UTC 2018


I think the parking place for the Precipice walk in Wales
(https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/394294583) which also has a toilet
and a picnic table would be considered a trailhead.
There is also a nice sign
https://xian.smugmug.com/Vacation/Wales-2018/i-hC7kWcK/A to tell you
that you are at the right place to start the walk
(http://dolgellau.wales/walks/precipice-walk.php)

But given that all the facilities and paths are mapped, I wonder which
additional information "trailhead" brings in this case.

m.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 2:31 PM Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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?
>
> --
> Vr gr Peter Elderson
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