[talk-ch] Draft changes for the hiking network wiki page

Sarah Hoffmann lonvia at denofr.de
Wed Sep 29 21:37:46 CEST 2021


On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 09:01:13PM +0200, René Buffat wrote:
> Salut Raphael
> 
> This is indeed not clear from the draft description. I will try to update
> it to make it more clear. In general with most of the existing relations
> there is only one relation between two signposts. In rare cases there are
> hiking routes that are signed in only one direction. In these cases, based
> on Michael Spreng`s advice, I put a signed_direction=yes (e.g. [1]).
> 
> Mapping hiking times was also already previously mentioned. I'm not sure
> what the best way would be to map them. Typically, hiking times on
> guideposts are shown to a selection of "hiking destinations". The closest
> destination is not necessarily the next guidepost with a white label. In
> Ticino I saw that somebody mapped hiking times [2], but to be honest I do
> not yet fully understand how this works.

For hiking times you should use the destination_sign relation
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:destination_sign

or, much more simple, the direction_* tags
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:direction_north

The documentation for the direction tags is somewhat lacking
but basically you add the destination + time separated with
semicolon. Best to look at an example here:
https://osm.mueschelsoft.de/destinationsign/example/index.htm#node=3794058627

The same information is also shown on waymarkedtrails, when you
click on a guidepost with direction information:
https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#guidepost?id=3794058627
You just can't see if direction information is available until
you open the guidepost information.


Sarah



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