[OSM-talk] Hiking Trails

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 11:13:28 BST 2007


I haven't started doing any of the mountain trails where I live yet, but
it brings up a more general question. Should we create a separate
tagging system for each trail or road system or should we try to
create some kind of system that will apply all over the world?

On 8/14/07, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Sven,
>
> yes, the current tags are a little sparse for high level routes. I'd
> suggest
> thinking up logical tags to describe the physical representation on the
> ground and tag accordingly. Drop the tags you find work for you onto the
> proposed features page so that others can use them too. Add additional
> tags
> for any administrative information (official/unofficial markers etc)
>
> Cheers
>
> Andy
>
> Andy Robinson
> Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-
> >bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Sven Geggus
> >Sent: 14 August 2007 10:03 AM
> >To: talk at openstreetmap.org
> >Subject: [OSM-talk] Hiking Trails
> >
> >Hi there,
> >
> >currently Im trying to map the ways of a hiking tour I recently did in
> the
> >Swiss Alpes. Unfortunately I can not currently use anything else than
> >highway=footway for hiking trails. Unfortunately this is very
> insufficient
> >in many ways!
> >
> >As far as alpine trails are concerned I would need at least 3-4 types of
> >ways to describe what the official Swiss map of trails has and to make
> this
> >useful for others. Probably somebody else will be able to translate this
> to
> >a more correct english than I can.
> >
> >* hiking trail "Wanderweg"
> >* mountain trails (hiking boots required) "Bergwanderwege"
> >* trails without visible trail (with official markers) "Alpine Routen"
> >* trails without visible trail (without official markers)
> >
> >
> >I read the proposal at
> >http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Proposed_features/Trail which is
> >talking about permission to use a trail only and not about who might be
> >able
> >to use the trail.
> >
> >On Alpine routes this is IMO more important than permission (anybody has
> >the
> >permission to use a hiking trail in most cases).
> >
> >Anyway, I think this could be extended to match what would
> >be needed for hiking trails.
> >
> >BTW, cycleways have a very simular problem.
> >
> >Sven
> >
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