[talk-au] Rock Overhangs

David Wales daviewales at disroot.org
Sun Apr 14 21:53:04 UTC 2019

I support natural=rock_overhang, or something similar. 


On 14 April 2019 10:14:44 pm AEST, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:
>Ok, thanks for the feedback. Let's gather some global thoughts on this,
>I've posted
>On Sun, 14 Apr 2019 at 16:23, Roger Browne <roger.browne at gmail.com>
>> I've never been happy about "natural=cave_entrance", yet I have used
>> 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
>> is provided for a purpose (such as a cafe, bicycle parking, a
>> station, a table, etc):
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:amenity
>> Furthermore, every other type of "shelter" has a
>> 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
>> amenity".
>> Roger.
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