[Tagging] Reviving the path discussion - the increasing, importance of trails in OSM

brad bradhaack at fastmail.com
Mon Jun 8 12:31:27 UTC 2020

I think it would be absurd to try to tag dangerous wildlife areas. It 
would just be an enormous region for rattlesnakes and mountain lions in 
the US.  Same for grizzlys up north or snakes in the south.   We have 
signs warning of rodents carrying plague around here, should we tag that 

On 6/8/20 5:13 AM, Alan Mackie wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Jun 2020 at 01:27, Jarek Piórkowski <jarek at piorkowski.ca 
> <mailto:jarek at piorkowski.ca>> wrote:
>     On Sun, 7 Jun 2020 at 19:17, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com
>     <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > As for tagging 'dangerous areas' .. areas that pose danger such
>     as some favelas cannot be tagged in OSM. I see the same logic
>     applied to dangerous areas caused by wildlife.
>     Big difficulty in defining where to place cut-off for dangerous and
>     when an area is dangerous... Ultimately most of the world has some
>     dangerous wildlife. If very unlucky you could be gored by a boar
>     within city limits of Berlin. Bears are semi-regularly found in some
>     suburbs of Vancouver. Where would you draw the line?
> Signs are often posted for dangerous wildlife or trail conditions. I 
> think the signs themselves would be more than welcome in OSM.
> I don't know how this would be incorporated into a wider "area" type 
> structure though. I imagine the boundaries of these areas are quite 
> nebulous?
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