[talk-au] Mapping "off track" hiking routes

Brendan Barnes brenbarnes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 08:04:29 UTC 2020

Hi all,

Hoping for some advice please. There's a few sections of the Australian
Alps Walking Track official route that are specifically "off track", that
is, there is no formal hiking path and hikers are requested by the National
Parks signage at both ends of these wilderness sections to navigate from a
compass bearing or visible landmark, till the track resumes at the other

I haven't been able to find a standard for "hiking routes" on OSM or the
Aussie tagging guidelines <https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/813749214>.

For one section I tagged Way 813749214
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/813749214> as route=hiking and nothing
else so far, and made it part of the AAWT relation.

Is there a better way to map "off track" hiking routes? Or are there other
examples of where this occurs?

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