[talk-au] Rock Overhangs

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 12:14:44 UTC 2019


Ok, thanks for the feedback. Let's gather some global thoughts on this,
I've posted
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-April/044554.html

On Sun, 14 Apr 2019 at 16:23, Roger Browne <roger.browne at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've never been happy about "natural=cave_entrance", yet I have used it
> several times because it seems to be the least bad of the tags currently in
> use.
>
> The use of "amenity' is just wrong, because an amenity is something that
> is provided for a purpose (such as a cafe, bicycle parking, a charging
> station, a table, etc):
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:amenity
> Furthermore, every other type of "shelter" has a deliberately-constructed
> roof (hut, picnic shelter, changing shed, sunshade, etc).
>
> A rock overhang is something natural that just exists. To my mind it
> absolutely belongs under "natural". The ideal would simply be
> "natural=rock_overhang". A map should tell it like it is, and not
> complicate things by trying to "fit a square shelter_type into a round
> amenity".
>
> Roger.
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