[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (man_made=mineshaft)

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 14:08:26 BST 2009

2009/10/20 Lesi <lesi at lesi.is-a-geek.net>:
>> It would be helpful to know what people are mapping these features as
>> currently - looking in the UK I can see one "man-made=mineshaft" and no
>> references to "surface_mining".  Do you know what people are using
>> currently?
> In the area I map the mineshafts are currently not mapped at all. Also
> looking at mineshafts in other parts of the world they are very often not
> mapped. Sometimes they are tagged with tourism=attraction (especially when
> they can be visited), sometimes with historic=mine (if they are disused),
> sometimes there is only a note, that there is a mineshaft. But it seems
> mostly they are not mapped because people do not know how to tag them.

There is probably a good reason only tourist attractions are mapped
because you wouldn't be allowed to go near one unless you worked
there, there is a mine shaft on the other side of town but I wouldn't
get anywhere near it.

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