[Tagging] Maxtents=<number> or capacity:tents=<number> for campsites?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 03:29:21 UTC 2019

These are mainly meant to be used with tourism=camp_site and
tourism=caravan_site to show the total capacity of the facility, which
might be important for groups. For tourism=camp_pitch it could be used
for large "pitches" that are intended for a group, such as an extended
family. I've seen these where a half-dozen or dozen tents are allowed.

I don't camp by caravan myself, but I think there are occasionally
sites that can be reserved or booked as one location for a group of
several caravans at a national park, so caravans=4 or
capacity:caravans=3 might occasionally be useful even with


On 7/4/19, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/07/19 11:47, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 10:06, Joseph Eisenberg
>> <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Some users specify the number of tents or caravans allowed at a
>>     campsite or camp pitch with tents=<number> and caravans=<number>, but
>>     more frequently these are specified with capacity:caravans=<number>,
>>     capacity:tents=<number> or maxtents=<number>
>>     So I'm thinking that capacity:tents=# and capacity:caravans=# would
>> be
>>     the least ambiguous option, along with tents=yes/no and
>>     caravans=yes/no?
>> I've never seen an individual caravan site / pitch that will handle
>> more than 1 caravan at a time, so I'm not sure if there's any need for
>> that one?
>> With regard to the number of tents on an individual site, you then get
>> the potential problem of the size of the tent.
>> Let's say that your tent site is 5m x 5m - you can get tents that are
>> that size (& bigger!) so only 1 will fit, or, if a group of people are
>> using 1-man pup tents / swags, they could probably fit 10 tents in
>> that same area!
>> Maybe just leave it as tent & caravan = yes / no, without the numbers
>> / capacity fields?
> You have never been camping in Germany. Some camp sites are regimented,
> you are allocated a site/pitch on registering, yes for a tent!
> Adels Grove in Queensland also dictates a site... and so does Lawn Hill
> NP site. And there are NP sites in Tassie that do the same, booked sites
> for tents.
> So capacity:tents=# and capacity:caravans=# are valid things for camp
> sites.
> Camp pitches of larger size, with smaller tents ??? I'd leave it to the
> mapper, if they want they can add the tag.

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