I have entered most of the hiking trail in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, URL=http://osm.org/go/ZT~CCig and I would like to group the trails and the wilderness area boundary with a common relation, similar to the way segments of the Appalachian Trail are grouped under state wide routes. I am not sure that the regional route designation is appropriate because the trail form a network and not a long route.

Before I create a new relation is there a means to search for existing relations in an area?

Are there standards for relations that group elements of a nature preserve?

asked 14 Aug '12, 15:19

johntrudy's gravatar image

johntrudy
110338
accept rate: 0%


First,

http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=(rel(38.95,-79.4,39.1,-79.3);<<;);out;

gives you all relations in this area. These are only county boundaries, so you need to make your own relation.

The next thing is think whether it is a geographical unit or not. If it is, it can be named. As it is a network, the relation should get [type=network] and [network="some name"]. But in general I think, it is just fine to leave it as ways - because they are grouped by the mere fact that they are in this area and don't need a relation for that purpose.

permanent link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 14 Aug '12, 15:55

Roland%20Olbricht's gravatar image

Roland Olbricht
6.4k35986
accept rate: 35%

Thank you for the link to overpass-api.de. That answers the question of searches.

(14 Aug '12, 16:06) johntrudy

Hi Like you stated use the Apalachian trail tags methode. The regional trails can be joined by using multipolygones. By selecting the right numbers thy become connected. Search for similar situations in other national parks with hiking facilyties, like Yellowstone Keep mapping, Hendrik

permanent link

answered 14 Aug '12, 15:46

Hendrikklaas's gravatar image

Hendrikklaas
8.7k184216358
accept rate: 5%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×113
×31
×1

question asked: 14 Aug '12, 15:19

question was seen: 2,449 times

last updated: 14 Aug '12, 16:06

powered by OSQA