[Tagging] Route node roles - was Re: Feature Proposal - RFC - hiking_trail_relation_roles

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 22:23:41 UTC 2019

On 09/12/19 19:43, Peter Elderson wrote:
> Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com <mailto:jmapb at gmx.com>>:
>     On 12/8/2019 6:44 PM, Peter Elderson wrote:
>     >
>     > Could you envision a node passed by two hikes, and being a
>     checkpoint
>     > for the one and nothing special for the other?
>     Camino de Santiago ( https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/153968 )
>     comes to mind. Hikers doing the whole route carry passports that are
>     stamped at checkpoints along the way, to document completion of the
>     route. Hikers not attempting to complete the whole route probably
>     wouldn't have the passport and wouldn't bother with the checkpoints.
> I have walked many "Camino" sections in Italy. The "checkpoints" are 
> just stamps, you can get them at many shops, hotels, restaurants, 
> tourist info points and the like on the way. They will stamp anything 
> for anyone who asks. There is no register, nothing is checked. I would 
> not call them checkpoints and I would certainly not attempt to map 
> them. In Nederland, I don't know about shops, hotels and restaurants.
> On the other hand, there are special places like convents and some 
> churches where pilgrims can stay the night and eat very cheap or free. 
> They would check and maybe register the pilgrim's passport, I guess. 
> These points would merit rendering and routing, I think. I don't know 
> if it helps to tie it to a particular route though. It's a POI passed 
> by one or more routes. The map can show it, routers can use it and it 
> can be exported in a gpx or kml.
> It's one of those things I would not map unless I can be reasonably 
> sure it will be maintained and used for actual rendering, routing 
> and/or export.

There are checkpoints that are used for safety. These are checked by 
search and rescue services when people are overdue, or tracks get closed 
by fires or very bad weather. They are not tourist 'look at me, this 
what I have done' type things... but thing to prevent death.

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