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I look at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dcamp_site and don't find there some important attributes of campgrounds.

  • primitive (yes/no): there are some campgrounds with limited services, usually also have no fee
  • group (only/allow/no): there are some campgrounds that are only designates for groups, some that allow groups (have larger spots), and others aren't considered group campgrounds
  • RV (hookups/yes/no/only): some of them have hookups, some of them just allow them with no hookups, some of them are rv-only.

These all are very important attributes that aren't likely to change over time and it's better to have space for them in database.

asked 09 Oct '12, 00:46

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You can use any tags you like - you don't need to be restricted by what the wiki currently says, although of course it makes sense to co-operate with everyone else, in order that one tag is not used for two different things.

You can also use taginfo to see what combinations are used with tourism=camp_site, although as you'll see from that link people aren't tagging much else beyond name and address. There's also a mailing list about tagging - it might be helpful to discuss things there.

Generally it helps to be specific, and remember that this is a worldwide database. What might be "primitive" in one location may not be in another. Also, look at what tags are used for other features - fee, for example is already in use. Finally try and use English rather than American for tags where there's an equivalent - I'm English and have no idea what "RV=*" would mean, but I do know the difference between a camp site and a caravan site. There's probably also a tag in use somewhere describing electrical hookups - asking on the tagging list would be a good way to discuss.

Also maybe have a read of this (a personal page, but excellent advice).

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answered 09 Oct '12, 12:32

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Can I just add, that one can also do a little research on a similar facility to a camp site (eg a caravan site) and use the same tagging scheme. Ultimately i think making your own tags should be about striking a commonsense balance between consistency with similar objects (eg camp site v caravan site) and what is in popular usage (eg taginfo).

(09 Oct '12, 17:22) wolftracker

Hi, like the passability question its risky to tag to much changable values. It consumes much space and at the end it isnt reliable. The fee will change at least every year. Im from Europe and we do have several paper guides with descriptions of campingsites all over, ranging from 0 to 5 stars. I would, practical, go for just a tag on the map with a real time and internet adress or try to convince the owner of the camp site to tag along with OSM. Hell keep the info correct. Greetz keep tagging

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answered 09 Oct '12, 20:51

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Fees can change everywhere, just the way speed limits, access restrictions and almost everything else can and will change. That's not an argument against tagging it.

(10 Oct '12, 06:22) scai ♦
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