[OSM-talk] Tag proposal - leisure=bird_hide

Colin McGregor colin.mc151 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 18:02:46 GMT 2009

On 1/12/09, LeedsTracker <leedstracker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to propose a new tag for a bird hide:
> leisure=bird_hide

Let me play devils advocate here and wonder if bird hide overlaps with
this proposal:


Both the bird hide and hunting blind are places for people to hide
from wild creatures. Granted one has the goal of staying hidden from
wild creatures, the other calls for staying hidden until the creatures
in question are close enough to be shot at... Still, both seem to be
fairly similar structures, and both are typically a "leasure"

Colin McGregor

> (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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