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Specifies whether a foot or hiking route is an "educational path" or "nature trail" Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: routes
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educational=* is used on a relation with type=route + route=* to specify that a foot, hiking or bicycle route is an educational path or nature trail.

An educational trail (or sometimes educational path), nature trail or nature walk is a specially developed hiking trail or footpath that runs through the countryside, along which there are marked stations or stops next to points of natural, technological or cultural interest. These may convey information about, for example, flora and fauna, soil science, geology, mining, ecology or cultural history. Longer trails, that link more widely spaced natural phenomena or structures together, may be referred to as themed trails or paths.


Add educational=yes on a route Relation relation in addition to:

If possible add:

  • network=* - A system of routes (or bicycle rental stations) typically maintained or designated by a single agency or organization, or for bicycle and walking routes, an indication of the scope of the route.
  • name=* - The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s).