[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Wed Jan 16 19:24:05 UTC 2019

On 1/16/2019 12:56 PM, EthnicFood IsGreat wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 4:28 PM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> I made a concept wiki page:
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:trailhead
>>> I think it fits the outcome of this discussion. If not, feel free to
>>> comment.
> A lot of the trailheads I've mapped contain none of the identifiers 
> you mentioned in the first paragraph (shelter, pole, special design, 
> flag, etc.), all they have is a designated parking lot for your 
> vehicle.  I would like your wiki page better if you included a 
> designated parking area in the list of possible identifiers.
> Mark

I agree that a parking area belongs in that list. I also wonder about 
the text that specifies that the highway=trailhead nodes should be 
positioned "off the road." I think the wording here could be clearer. 
The word "road" isn't mentioned anywhere else on the page, so I'm not 
sure if this refers to the trail (or the route to the trail) or if it 
implies a nearby vehicular road. I would guess the latter, and if so, is 
this a required part of the definition? Offhand I can conceive of a 
trailhead inside a park with no vehicular road nearby. Here's an example:


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