[Tagging] Path or track with many fallen trees

brad bradhaack at fastmail.com
Fri Jun 26 02:56:26 UTC 2020

Usually this time of year there are many trees down from the winter, and 
trail users or the forest service will eventually get around to clearing 
them.   If there aren't enough motivated users, and/or the FS has 
abandoned it,  one of Andrews ideas is probably appropriate.

On 6/25/20 6:56 PM, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> It's a tricky one, but whatever is done I would need re-checking 
> frequently to know when it was cleared.
> You could just add a single barrier=log somewhere as a rough 
> approximation, or add barrier=log to the way segment which is 
> affected. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:barrier=log says it 
> should only be used on a node, but if you don't know exactly where 
> then I'd say using it on the way would be fine.
> You could also consider using one of the stages of decay lifecycle 
> prefix 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lifecycle_prefix#Stages_of_decay eg 
> disused:highway=track, where disused is "Not currently available for 
> use, but could be reinstated easily".
> For a path my rule of thumb is sac_scale=demandig_mountain_hiking 
> means you need to use your hands and arms to get over something, so if 
> that's the case because of logs, then I'd tag it that way.
> Lastly you can add a description so users could be presented with a 
> text notice about the way 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:description
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 09:46, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:miketho16 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     How would you recommend tagging a path or track that has many
>     fallen trees across it? There are too many to map each one with a
>     node tagged barrier=log.  Foot travel is legal, but physically
>     difficult.  Horse and bicycle travel are legal but probably
>     physically impossible.  Motorized travel is prohibited, and would
>     probably be physically impossible anyway.
>     Thanks in advance for your input.
>     Mike
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