[Talk-us] National Forest signs

Tyler tyler.ritchie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 23:22:37 GMT 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Alan Mintz
<Alan_Mintz+OSM at earthlink.net<Alan_Mintz%2BOSM at earthlink.net>
> wrote:

> How should one tag the name signs at the entrance to a national forest
> (e.g.
> http://sites.google.com/site/am909geo/osm-1/DSCS5938_small.jpg?attredirects=0&d=1
> )?

As a sign? traffic_sign=park_boundary maybe? The National Forest and
National Park signs rarely lie on the actual boundary. A more accurate
solution would be to use the horribly inaccurate National Atlas data. Or you
could attempt to find the National Forest GIS data (I just looked and didn't
have much luck, but the roads and trails are available [1]). Or better yet,
use the county parcel data to create a boundary for the national forest.

As for what to use re: boundary etc. For National Forests I've been using
landuse=forest and boundary=national_park. I fully expect to either change
these or have a robot change these in the future to whatever ends up being
the consensus.

[1] http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/rsl/clearinghouse/r5gis/transportation/
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