[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 19:45:12 UTC 2019

I copied the page from the highway=bus_stop page, because the thing
resembles a bus stop.

This off the road bit can go. The idea, as discussed earlier, is not to
include the node in the route or routes. The node allows people to hop on
one or more routes, but is not part of these routes.

Local mappers / communities can discuss where to put the node. For
Nederland, current tagging is to put the node exactly where the landmark
pole or stele is. Mappers / communities may decide to use the location of
an infoboard or banner, or a parking place or rest facility nearby the

Worldwide at this moment, I see no basis for recommended further tagging,
just the one basic node.

Vr gr Peter Elderson

Op wo 16 jan. 2019 om 20:25 schreef Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com>:

> 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:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2896479066
> Jason
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