[OSM-talk] mapnik shelter rendering

Andreas Labres list at lab.at
Wed Oct 14 11:33:19 BST 2009

Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> How do you know that OSM-"shelter" is "Schutzhütte"? It could as well
> be "Unterstand"

Agreed. I think terms match closely:

English "shelter" is German "Unterstand" which is (wikipedia) "a basic
structure or building that provides cover", in German "ein überdachter
[offener] Platz als Schutz vor der Witterung". They at least have a
roof. That's it.
Fotos: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unterstand

"Schutzhütte" (i.t.o. "Berghütte", "Alpenvereinshütte") is an "alpine
hut" ("mountain hut") that at least partly is operated by a
"Hüttenwirt", you can get food and drink and mostly sleep there.
Fotos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_hut

And these closely match Map_Features (amenity=shelter vs.

Of course it is correct in the figurative sense that you call an
Unterstand a Schutzhütte, but it mixes up things...

- Andreas

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