[Tagging] Proposed features/trailblazed=poles; cairns; symbols ... Approved

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at gmail.com
Tue May 4 07:03:22 UTC 2021


proposal for trailblazed is now archived

Should the original proposal also be archived?

I also added entries to Map Feature for keys trailblazed and
Please let me know if everything is correct or something needs to be fixed
or improved.


best regads


po 26. 4. 2021 v 18:48 odesílatel Jaromír Mikeš <mira.mikes at gmail.com>

> Hello,
> If there are no objections to the current state of these pages I would
> archive the proposal and add entry to the Map Features page.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:trailblazed
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:trailblazed:visibility
> How to archive a proposal?
> How to add entry to the Map Features page?
> best regards
> mira
> út 20. 4. 2021 v 15:37 odesílatel Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com>
> napsal:
>> On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 5:03 AM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>    - Tag trailblazed=no may not be used too often. This probably makes
>>>    sense only when there is blazing highly expected, but not exists.
>>> Still fuzzy... Trying to come up with an example:
>>> trailblazed=no indicates that blazing is expected, but doesn't exist.
>>> This could e.g. be the case in snowy areas where the trail is visible on
>>> the ground only in the summer.
>> I've hiked trails in wilderness areas that are intentionally left
>> unblazed. In a busy season or if it hasn't snowed recently, you can follow
>> others' tracks, plus you can sometimes see signs of maintenance such as
>> removal of downed trees from the treadway. Usually there will be a cairn
>> marking the turnoff from a blazed trail, and that's often about all there
>> is for waymarking. Since hikers from elsewhere often expect that if there's
>> a trail on the map, there will be waymarking, `trailblazed=no` could be
>> useful for these.
>> There are also still trails blazed with hatchet cuts. They're getting
>> rarer, but since the cuts can be visible for decades, you still find them.
>> But we can add that later; I have mapped only one of these and called it
>> 'unmarked' since the cuts are pretty grown in and hard to spot.
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