[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 20:53:19 UTC 2019

It certainly makes sense. As I wrote before, there are quite few
parkings in the center of small villages where they put up information
maps. They might be candidates for trailheads.
We'll see whether people will start mapping them as trailheads.



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 11:54 AM Tobias Wrede <list at tobias-wrede.de> wrote:
> Am 18.01.2019 um 09:48 schrieb Marc Gemis:
> > So limiting it to named trails would be an option, however, the
> > tourist agencies seem to replace all such named walks with walking
> > node networks, so "trails" are now everywhere.
> > This means that you can start almost anywhere on a signposted walk.
> > Just take a look at
> > https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#?map=9!50.9966!4.9715 and see how
> > fine mazed the orange networks are in Flanders and The Netherlands.
> > Note that not all network routes are mapped in Flanders yet and they
> > also rolled out a virtual network, which is no longer marked along the
> > way, but for which you need an app or GPS. So some holes will have to
> > be filled on the waymarkedtrails map.
> >
> > So I wonder whether we should map all trial x road junctions as
> > trailheads or limit them to places with more facilities (just to be
> > clear, locally, in Flanders). I don't know.
> I see your point. I had forgotten about node networks. While I haven't
> really seen any for hiking yet personally, they are also growing here
> for the cycling network. And of course they are mapped as route
> relations. I'm not sure if I should reconsider my earlier suggestion to
> put trailheads on anything in a route relation or not. While you clearly
> also have to enter a node network somewhere I see them more as a general
> navigation aid than a "trail". Whenever I use them I start from home or
> wherever I am, find my way to the closest node in the general direction
> and take it from there. I don't go to that node by car or bus first.
> It's probable that I already enter the network somewhere inbetween two
> nodes.
> So I wouldn't consider every node as a trailhead. And i would not put a
> trailhead on every intersection of a road and a network leg. If there
> was a somehow designated or customary place, though, where you would
> start hiking/cycling on the node network that could be marked as a
> trailhead with the same rights as on a "classical trail".
> Does that make sense?
> Tobi
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