[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - trailblazed=poles;cairns

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 17:40:17 UTC 2021

Hello Warin,

Yes, there exists tag Tag:man made=cairn
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dcairn> which I think
couldn't substitute proposed trailbazed=cairns in some situations.

man_made=cairn I would prefer to use where one or smaller number of
significant cairns appears. Some historical cairns for example.

But in places where cairns improve trail visibility and they are there
usually in bigger numbers I would prefer trailblazed=cairns as their number
can change the same as their exact position.

So tagging them one by one would be very difficult task



st 10. 3. 2021 v 9:32 odesílatel Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> napsal:

> On 8/3/21 5:03 am, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> Hello,
> I am proposing trailblazed=poles and trailblazed=cairns to get possibility
> tag trails which are marked by poles or by cairns ... I didn't find any
> appropriate way to do so.
> I am asking for your comments to this proposal
> A tag for a cairn already exists, 'man_made=cairn'.
> Some cairns mark places where a decent or assent can be more easily made.
> And some of these have no path to them in any direction, what is called
> 'off track walking'. Usually these cairns establish a point for navigating
> something difficult (swamp, sharp rise etc) as such they usually remain as
> a service to others.
> Cairns and other markers on established trails may be removed by those
> that don't like them. Sometimes they are relocated to lead people astray (i
> have been a victim of this)!
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