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

s8evq s8evq at runbox.com
Fri Aug 16 18:40:04 UTC 2019

The table with the tagging scheme for the hiking/foot routes is getting there: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tagging_scheme_hiking_walking Just a few more small things that need to be decided on. 

In the mean time, I have copy and pasted the sentences that surrounded the tagging scheme on the four different pages (Hiking, route=hiking, route=foot and Walking routes) and try to merge them. It was easier than I thought, as the text was actually already 95% the same. The proposed version of the text is added underneath here. I have almost not changed anything to the current text. But I have already added three of my own remarks, between brackets [*] More feedback is welcome.

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Foot and hiking routes are named or numbered or otherwise signed walking routes. [1] A route is a customary or regular line of travel, often pre-determined and publicised. It consist of paths taken repeatedly by various people. A foot route is generally a shorter, easier route, a hiking route is generally longer and/or more strenuous. [2]

To tag a walking/hiking route you create a relation with the appropriate tags and add all elements (points and ways) [3] of the hiking route to this relation. [4]

[1] [make it more clear that the walking route has to be signed in order to map it. As it is stated now, you could read it that a named hiking route is sufficient to be mapped]
[2] [Is is necesary to make the distinction here, as it's better explained in the table?]
[3] [what "points" are to be added? I would say none, only add ways, remove the word "points"] 
[4] [ I would like to add this sentence: "If possible, sort the ways in a logical order"] 

--- end of proposed text ---

On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:50:16 +0200 (CEST), "s8evq" <s8evq at runbox.com> 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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