[Tagging] Hiking logbooks

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 11:44:36 UTC 2019


For what it's worth, some previous related discussions:

https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2016-September/030048.html
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-January/041817.html

On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 10:58, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On some hiking trail there are log books, usually at the start and end and
> possibly other places for walkers to record there intentions and
> observations.
> They can be used when someone is overdue by authorities to establish there
> likely whereabouts.
>
> At the moment I think the closest documented tag is
> checkpoint:type=notebook.
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:checkpoint
>
> Description; "A paper based medium to sign/note, such as a notebook or
> guest book"
> Some 55 uses of this.
>
> There are also some used of 'logbook' - undocumented
>
> amenity=logbook 10 uses
> logbook=yes 3 uses
> piste:amenity=logbook 4 uses
>
> So..
> Should 'logbooks' be tagged under checkpoint:type=notebook or should they
> have yet another tag?
> If they are to be included under checkpoint:type=notebook then I'll add
> some words to the wiki to say so.
> If it is a case of 'yet another tag' .. what is your recommendation?
>
>
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