[talk-au] High country huts

Andrew Davidson u887 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 20 02:14:20 UTC 2015

The correct tagging seems to be straight forward:

tourism=alpine_hut indicates that there is a "Permanent human presence during the opening period from staff to provide services" (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dalpine_hut).

tourism=wilderness_hut means that there are sleeping and cooking facilities (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dwilderness_hut).

amenity=shelter + shelter_type=basic_hut means no fireplace nor stove (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shelter_type%3Dbasic_hut).

However, in Australia the standard appears to be:

tourism=wilderness_hut + amenity=shelter + shelter_type=basic_hut

There are only 17 basic huts that aren't also tagged wilderness_hut in Australia:


    On Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:15, "forster at ozonline.com.au" <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:

 Thanks Warin for the reply.

wilderness_hut should not cause map clutter because they should only  
be tagged in wilderness areas which by definition are largely empty of  
man made features

but I accept that getting their zoom level changed may be difficult

so continue to tag as basic hut in NSW and alpine hut in Victoria?

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