[Talk-GB] Proposal - Natural:cave

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Sat Jul 7 23:25:24 BST 2007


On 07/07/2007 18:39, 80n wrote:
> On 7/7/07, *James* <james.olney at gmail.com 
> <mailto:james.olney at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hello mappers!
>     I would like to propose a feature natural:cave i went to cheddar gorge
>     recently and found many natural caves and would like to mark them on
>     the map. I have been told i need to add the proposal onto the wiki,
>     but i would firstly like to know if i should be marking a cave as
>     something else (an existing tag).
> 
> 
> James, you don't actually *need* to do anything.  You can tag them in 
> whatever way suits you.  However, the nice sociable thing to do is to 
> put up a map features proposal and, if its a well thought out proposal, 
> then others will most likely adopt it.

Seems like a good idea, but following what Nick said...

You may not *need* to do anything, but if no one knows, then it is a bit 
of a pointless exercise (except for specialist tags that are only of 
interest to the originator). If no one knows, they'll never get shown on 
a map and no one else will know to follow the same convention.

Just as Ulf could go his own way with waterway=slipway, there's not much 
point unless those managing the rendering and other tools both know to 
take note and actually do.

Incidentally, a cave open to the public might also be classified as 
tourism=attraction in some circumstances (e.g. Speedwell Cavern and 
similar in Derbyshire)

David





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