[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

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Thu Jan 17 17:17:17 UTC 2019


> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:49:56 +1000
> From: Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
> 	<tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Trailhead tagging
>
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2019 at 17:35, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> A trailhead is the start of a trail, but I haven't seen the definition
>> of a trail yet.
>>
> Wikipedia: A *trail* is usually a *path*, *track* or unpaved lane or road.
>
> In Australia, the term *track* can be used interchangeably with trail, and
> can refer to anything from a dirt road
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirt_road> to an unpaved pedestrian path
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footpath>.
>
>
>> An American trail seems like a long distance walking route in the
>> wilderness. It's probably the same in Australia, Is that
>> interpretation correct ?
>
> Frequently, but not always!
>
> Yes, they often are long (& sometimes *very* long!) but can also be quite
> short - ~300m?
>
> Same thing for "wilderness" - yes, frequently, but not always.
>
>
>> Is that a requirement for a trail ? If so,
>> you will be disappointed by what there trails are behind the
>> trailheads in The Netherlands (or Belgium).
>>
> Maybe not disappointed, but possibly surprised (?) at how small & cramped
> everything is, in the same way that you would be shocked / amazed by what
> you found here! :-)
>
> Thanks
>
> Graeme


Don't forget rail trails, which are sometimes paved.  According to 
Wikipedia, for those of you that like to refer to it as a standard, 
these are a type of trail.  And they have trailheads.

Mark





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