Hello,

I wrote an import wiki to document an import of cave entrances, but I have some difficulties in tagging. I also posted a message about it on tagging mailing list.

I need help for the following key=value.

General question: for cave entrance morphology (not cave morphology), with key should be used? cave_entrance:type=* ?

About cave_entrance:type values, dataset is in italian language and I don't have skills to translate speleo terms correctly; Below a list with frequency and my guesses:

  • Pozzo 5814 well, pit
  • Pozzetto 1641 pit, cockpipt
  • Cunicolo 317 cuniculus
  • Caverna 263 cavern
  • Galleria 236 gallery, tunnel
  • Cavernetta 138 small_cavern
  • Fessura 124 crack, gap
  • Scivolo 92 slide
  • Baratro 34 abyss, chasm
  • Riparo sottoroccia 23 rock_shelter (a shelter with rocky ceiling)
  • Meandro 16 meander
  • Voragine 14 chasm, sinkhole

Any suggestions?
Better set a description:it/note tag instead and leave the job for speleologists who (hopefully) will come across?

asked 10 May, 09:38

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  1. cave_entrance= will do. https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/cave_entrance at least there's 8 instances. Make sure you can actually enter them, as cautioned by http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/Caves-and-speleological-terms-tp5991361p5991365.html.
  2. Usually imports can create their own keys for specific use, like solving this problem you have here by preserving this origin Italian data first. While I have no experience in importing, within existing syntax, you may use at least cave_entrance:description:it= to help ensure no one overwrites your description:it=.
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answered 10 May, 11:56

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