[Talk-nz] Adding DOC reference as tag

Chris Gadd gaddman at email.com
Sat Jun 23 20:03:40 UTC 2018

Most of these are now done in changeset #60107869 
(https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/60107869). 621 huts (57 ways 
and 564 nodes) of 989 total DOC huts. The remaining 368 huts listed by 
the DOC API either don't have a corresponding OSM object, or the object 
has no name. Will work through these as well, there must be some 
programmatic way to find objects nearby a given location to narrow the 

On 4/06/2018 12:53 PM, Chris Gadd wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on tidying up some of the backcountry huts - fixing up 
> names, correcting tags, etc. Next step I'm looking at is adding the 
> Department of Conservation reference number (assetId) and keen to hear 
> any comments/objections. I'm proposing to use a tag ref:doc=<id> (see 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:ref for similar examples). 
> This id can be used through DOC's API (https://api.doc.govt.nz/) to 
> lookup further info about a hut, including any alerts.
> The main reason is it helps in cross-checking hut info, but it would 
> also allow someone to enrich map data using DOC's API.
> cheers,
> chris
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