|Define a tag for point of interests where a hiker or cyclist can validate the reach of a checkpoint.|
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A course is a permanent tour that is organised by an organisation. It can consist of one or several trails, routes, walks or only of checkpoints. An organisation can start many of these, e.g. the Hungarian Rambler's Association have more than a hundred listed on their website. You can start to complete a course by buying its brochure or registerig at their website and completing it by validating all the checkpoints by electronic means, stamping or by writing down a code. At the end you usually receive a badge or similar reward.
There are two types of courses:
- Most courses have a designated route
- For an example, see the Wikipedia page on El Camino de Santiago. On the right, you can see the stamps.
- Another example is 'The validation of the completion' section on the Wikipedia page of the Countrywide Blue Tour in Hungary.
- The individual trails on trail-blaze.com can be considered as a Hiking Course.
- There are also courses that require visiting all checkpoints in any order from any direction, like all the castles and springs of a mountain range. So there is no required route, hence the use of course to avoid confusion.
- An example on the page of the Hungarian Rambler's Association(hungarian) is a list of hiking courses. The courses with the dotted icons are the courses with only checkpoints.
See also Walking Routes.
|checkpoint:type=stamp||A stamping point.|
|checkpoint:type=code||A sign on a tree or on a building to write down.|
|checkpoint:type=electronic||An electronic device used with a timing tag.|
|checkpoint:type=notebook||A paper based medium to sign/note, such as a notebook or guestbook.|
|Proposal: checkpoint:type=puncher||Proposal: A punching device ("hole punch") for paper/plastic/board to punch holes of different patterns, similar to stamping.|
- name=value is used only to describe the place, e.g. name of the building, pub, mountain, etc.
- description=value is used only to translate the name of the course to different languages.
- url=value is a url to the course and the organisation.
name=Írott-kő checkpoint=hiking checkpoint:type=stamp course=Országos Kéktúra operator=Magyar Természetbarát Szövetség url=http://termeszetbarat.hu/turamozgalmak/orszagos_kektura description:en=Countrywide Blue Tour
Or on a pub on El Camino:
building=yes name=John Bull Pub checkpoint=hiking checkpoint:type=stamp course=El Camino de Santiago operator=Junta de Galicia url=http://www.caminosantiagodecompostela.com/ description:en=Way of St. James
Example on trail-blaze.com:
name=Princes Risborough checkpoint=hiking checkpoint:type=electronic course=The Ridgeway operator=trail-blaze.com url=http://www.trail-blaze.com/race.asp?race=14
- Areas (buildings)
- Relation (multipolygon buildings)
No rendering on street maps.
On special interest maps for hikers, a stamp.