Key:trail_visibility

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Description
Part of a classification scheme for hiking trails, but can be used for any type of paths.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Status: unspecified

Rationale

This is part of a classification scheme for hiking trails.

This key describes attributes regarding trail visibility (not route visibility) and orientation.

It is based on the classification of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) (german). See sac_scale=* for the attributes regarding difficulty.

Applies to

highway=path

and its shortcuts

highway=footway highway=cycleway highway=bridleway

Values

Tag Trail Requirements Example
trail_visibility=excellent Unambiguous path or markers everywhere None, orientation unproblematic, no map required
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trail_visibility=good Next marker always visible, but sometimes has to be searched for. Basic sense of direction, map recommended
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trail_visibility=intermediate Track mostly visible Good sense of direction, map required
trail_visibility=bad Path sometimes invisible, route partly pathless Basic skills in orientation
trail_visibility=horrible Often pathless Advanced orientational skills
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trail_visibility=no Mostly pathless Excellent orientational skills
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See Also

Approved features/Hiking