[Tagging] hiking route from= and to= tags

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 20:05:14 UTC 2021

Also, don't assume that start and end points can't be part of a trail
name.  Names like "Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail", "Neversink-Hardenbergh Trail",
or "Mount Van Hoevenberg Trail to Marcy", where the trail is named for its
endpoints, are quite common where I hike.  Some of these, like the 220-km
Northville-Placid Trail, are quite regionally significant.  (Most of these
trail names are unsigned or signed very infrequently, because excessive
signage in a wilderness area is frowned upon. But pretty much all the trail
maps, whether from the hiking clubs or publishers like National Geographic,
show the names, and the hikers know them.) So, Peter, please don't assume
that `name` tags in my part of the world are mistagged!

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Vr gr Peter Elderson
> Op vr 25 jun. 2021 om 22:26 schreef michael spreng
>> But knowing the start and end of each segment (which was used as the
>> name) helps maintaining the hiking network. So the change will add the
>> from=* and to=* tags to the Swiss wiki page to map the start and end
>> place. That way, the name tag does not get misused, and the data is
>> still there for mappers to use for maintenance.
>  How are these basic segments used by data users / end users?  I mean, not
> on the road but the information in OSM? Is there a router for it, or a
> planning application, or a special map visualising the basic network,
> anything available to the non-OSM savvy public to help with their hiking
> trips?
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73 de ke9tv/2, Kevin
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