Proposed features/bird hide

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Bird hide
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: LeedsTracker
Tagging: leisure=bird_hide
Applies to: node
Definition: A shelter is used to observe wildlife, especially birds, at close quarters
Rendered as: Pair of binoculars
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 12-Jan-2009
RFC start: 12-Jan-2009
Vote start: *
Vote end: *

Example photo

Bird-hide-example.jpg

Proposal

To mark bird hides. Wikipedia sums it up as: a shelter, often camouflaged, that is used to observe wildlife, especially birds, at close quarters which resembles a garden shed, with small openings, shutters, or windows built into at least one side to enable observation.

Rationale

Birdwatching is a very popular leisure activity, and being able to find hides could be useful.

Tagging discussion

I am proposing leisure=bird_hide, as the building=* key is for areas rather than nodes.

leisure=wildlife_hide is a fair alternative to bird_hide. This could include places to watch badgers, bears, deer etc.

Possible icons

I would think of this as a node, which could render as a pair of binoculars, probably only at zoom=18

This icon from http://www.nps.gov/hfc/carto/map-symbols.htm works for me: Binocs-b-on-w.pngBinocs-w-on-b.png

SVG file of both icons

Further Discussion

To the talk page please.

See also