|Used for a set of tags and members marking sled run.|
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A sled run (German "Rodelbahn") is a street in the mountains (usually several km) that is used by people for winter sports by driving down with a sled (a hill where children play with sleds is not meant here). The existing and commonly used way tag "piste:type=sled" is used to tag such ways that are used for sledding in winter. However, several map features "belong together" when describing a sled run as a whole. There can be web addresses giving details about a sled, there are streets that are not used for sledding but for going uphill (to avoid using the sled run), huts that are open in winter, recommended parking locations and so on. A piste:type=sled relation, as proposed here can be used to describe the ways that build the sled run. There should be one and only one main sled run route described by one relation so that it can have a unique length, height difference, ... However, there may be ways tagged as "alternative".
Specifically, it is proposed to include those map features:
- The sled run itself (normally tagged with "highway=*" and "piste:type=sled")
- Walkup ways or ways that are so flat that the sledding is not possible.
- bus stop or train/tram stop
One example can be found at http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=1315880. A (German) step-by-step guide on how to create a relation described by this proposal can be found at http://www.winterrodeln.org/wiki/Hilfe:Landkarte
The following pictures show sled runs:
|type||sled||indicates this Relation represents a sled run (the type is called "sled" and not "sled run" to be compatible with "piste:type").|
|name=name||a name||The sled is known by this name (e.g. "Birgitzer Alm", "Praxmar")|
|website=website||an url||More information about this sled run can be found at this URL (e.g. "http://www.winterrodeln.org/wiki/Maria_Waldrast")|
Step by step guides
A (German) step-by-step guide about how to create a sled run relation with Merkaartor can be found at http://www.winterrodeln.org/wiki/Hilfe:Landkarte/Merkaartor whereas a (German) step-by-step guide for JOSM can be found at http://www.winterrodeln.org/wiki/Hilfe:Landkarte/Josm.