[Tagging] Merging tagging scheme on wiki pages of Hiking, route=hiking, route=foot and Walking routes

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 00:09:11 UTC 2019

Re: > "One hiking trail I know of the locals usually go bare foot, not
only because of poverty but also terrain. So the foot ware would be a
guide, not a rule.

Agreed. That's also true of most paths and footways in rural eastern
Indonesia, many of which are steeper, rockier or muddier and more
exposed to fall risk than some of the "via ferrata" paths in Europe.
(They often even have wooden ladders to aid climbing up steep cliff

It probably would have been nice if we had one type of tag for all
pedestrian routes including foot/walking/hiking/pilgrimage, but since
both "hiking" and "walking" are widely used, I agree with documenting
them in a similar way and mentioning the other option on both wiki

On 8/15/19, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be usefull to document the method of  including alternate, side
> trips and access tracks to these routes.
> At the moment I and others are using the role 'alternate' for track
> alternative paths.
> For 'side trips' (short paths to features of interest) possibly the role
> 'side_trip'?
> For 'access tracks' (paths from common and signed places that leas to teh
> main track) possibly the role 'access_track'?
> On 13/08/19 18:50, s8evq wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> On the discussion page of the wiki entry Hiking
>> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Hiking#Synchronize_wiki_page_Hiking.2C_Walking_Routes.2C_route.3Dhiking_and_route.3Dfoot_on_tagging_scheme.)
>> I have started a topic, but with little response so far. That's why I come
>> here, before proceeding.
>> Currently, there are four tagging scheme tables describing how walking (or
>> hiking) routes should be tagged.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Hiking
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Walking_Routes
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:route%3Dhiking
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:route%3Dfoot
>> Would it not be easier and more clear if we just keep one, and add a link
>> to it in the others?
>> Last month, I already started harmonizing these four tagging scheme
>> tables. I changed the order, added some missing tags, adjusted the
>> explanation etc... In my view, I only had to do minor edits. For those
>> interested, here are my edits:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Hiking&type=revision&diff=1878387&oldid=1873054
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Walking_Routes&type=revision&diff=1881156&oldid=1879580
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Aroute%3Dhiking&type=revision&diff=1878383&oldid=1853636
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Aroute%3Dfoot&type=revision&diff=1878384&oldid=1853797
>> So these four tagging scheme tables are now almost 100% the same.
>> My idea was to keep the tagging scheme table on one of the wiki pages, and
>> put a link to it on the three other pages. I would like to have broader
>> support before going further.
>> Of course, we can discuss about the content of the tagging scheme. But
>> that's irrelevant to my question about the organization of the wiki page.
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