[Tagging] tourism=caravan_site versus tourism=camp_site: camping with a tent

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 01:45:50 UTC 2020

On 15/8/20 10:54 am, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> But what do you do for a place, called a Camping Ground, that is a big 
> area of grass, mostly without defined "pitches" & where you can camp 
> anyway you like: sleep in your car; on the ground; in a tent / camper 
> trailer / caravan / motorhome?

Local context. If you camp in some, most?, German camp grounds you are 
give a designated pitch and 'must' only use that pitch. Adels Grove in 
Queensland, Australia also use the same system. But most Australian camp 
ground allow you to pitch anywhere.

For the anywhere and anything camp grounds, tents=yes and caravans=yes 
fit... IIRC there was something for camper trailers? There is nothing 
for car_camp=yes/no as yet.

While tents=yes/no works and is acceptable tent:capacity=* is more 
detailed. For most Australian camp grounds the capacity would be hard to 
determine, so I just use tents=yes/no.

> Any period is acceptable, from one night only up to "by discussion 
> with management", although permanent residents aren't allowed.
> Thanks
> Graeme
>>     On 14. Aug 2020, at 22:24, Martin Koppenhoefer
>>     <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>     Both tags allow tents, and both allow camper vans and caravans.
>>     interesting, I would have expected a caravan site to not permit
>>     tents by default.
>     actually the caravan site puts it a little differently than the
>     above summary:
>     “ They may also have some space for tents. If a site is primarily
>     for tents, it should be tagged as tourism
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tourism>=camp_site
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dcamp_site>”

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