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[mkgmap-dev] Amenity=shelter

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Sat Jan 22 15:40:42 GMT 2011

Hi Peter,

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 08:02:44PM +0700, Peter Hendricks wrote:
>Yes, but aren't you going to shift the problem to a different tag? The 
>only thing showing on the map as camp ground is a camp ground, i.e.  
>tourism=camp_site or caravan_site. I'm not ware of Garmin map symbols 
>for either shelters or lean-tos.

The tourism=lean_to in my part of the world are used for camping or 
overnighting by hitchhikers or long-distance skiers. Such users would 
probably prefer some searchable symbol, so that they can navigate to the 
nearest lean-to or desert hut. A generic building symbol (if there is 
one) would probably not be searchable, as there are so many buildings.  
Camp_site or caravan_site seems to imply access for motor vehicles.  
These tourism=lean_to would be in the forests, not necessarily reachable 
by road vehicles.

>I think there is a building symbol and perhaps a name of 'shelter' 
>could be added, if there is no name, but I think if it didn't show at 
>all that would be just fine.

I agree that either treatment would be fine for amenity=shelter. Do you 
happen to know the code of the building symbol?

>> What about just Services? That would work a little better in other
>> languages than English languages, because the OSM tag is
>> highway=services. "Services" can be understandable in more languages
>> than "exit", and the "exit" does not seem to add much value in English
>> either.
>That sounds perfectly good to me.

OK, I will do that then.

Best regards,


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