andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 12:13:34 UTC 2019
The wiki documents amenity=shelter + shelter_type=rock_shelter  as "A
rock shelter is a shallow cave-like opening at the base of a bluff or
cliff." It has ~500 uses globally.
In Australia these rock shelters known as rock overhangs or cliff overhangs
are extensively mistagged as natural=cave_entrance. Although many of these
overhangs are named as a cave like "Darks Cave", I don't think they are
quite the same as natural=cave_entrance, which seems more for entrances to
underground cavities which you walk into with at times a narrow opening,
ie a proper cave.
The Australian community has indicated that amenity=shelter +
shelter_type=rock_shelter is not an appropriate tag in this case since
these are natural features not man made features so shouldn't be under the
amenity key   .
I think the amenity/natural key is just a historical artefact, and doesn't
need to strictly imply natural/non-natural.
Should we create a new natural tag and deprecate shelter_type=rock_shelter,
or just accept the tag as in use?
Appreciate any comments either way. I just want to see single globally
accepted tag to avoid tag proliferation.
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