[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Tobias Wrede list at tobias-wrede.de
Mon Jan 14 16:41:36 UTC 2019

Am 11.01.2019 um 18:15 schrieb Andy Townsend:
> On 11/01/2019 17:05, Peter Elderson wrote:
>>  The Trans-Pennine Trail trailhead is a trailhead
> No - it really isn't.  That was my entire point.  I'm willing to bet a 
> small round of beer in the pub up the road that almost no-one walking 
> past that info board will say "oh look - that's a trailhead for the TPT".
I wouldn't agree here. Even if your pub patrons wouldn't call it a 
trailhead it is one. The TPT purposely makes  a detour to the South to 
meet Chesterfield station. 
Isn't the trail mapped in OSM?) It might not have a big signpost "here 
be trails" but it meets the consensus definition of a trailhead, namely 
giving easy access to a trail. On top it even has an information board, 
parking, rail station, toilets in the station, pub up the road, ... It's 
quite a posh trailhead actually ( :-) to use some other participant's 
words here).

The position of the new board you mapped is not the trailhead, though. 
I'm with you that far.

> The problem with trying to shoe-horn other features into a particular 
> definition is that it dilutes the value of the features with that tag 
> that have already been mapped - in this case trailheads where 
> "everyone" will agree that they are trailheads.

> That's not to say that the features that you're trying to record 
> aren't very important - I'm sure that they are, and it would make 
> total sense for a Dutch-focused transport, cycling or 
> wanderroute-oriented map to show them. 

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