[OSM-talk] Tag proposal - leisure=bird_hide

LeedsTracker leedstracker at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 16:42:43 GMT 2009


Hello all,

I would like to propose a new tag for a bird hide:

leisure=bird_hide

(the building=* key is for areas rather than nodes)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_hide sums it up as:
"a shelter, often camouflaged, that is used to observe wildlife,
especially birds, at close quarters."
which
"resembles a garden shed, with small openings, shutters, or windows
built into at least one side to enable observation."

Birdwatching is a very popular leisure activity, and being able to
find hides could be useful.

I would think of this as a node, which could render as a pair of
binoculars, probably only at zoom=18

This icon from http://www.nps.gov/hfc/carto/map-symbols.htm works for me:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:Binocs-b-on-w.png
or
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:Binocs-w-on-b.png

I have created a draft proposal page on the wiki:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/bird_hide

Follow ups to the talk page there please!

cheers,
LT




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