|man_made = footwear_decontamination
|A facility to decontaminate footwear for hikers.
|Group: man made
|Used on these elements
|Tools for this tag
Indicates the presence of a footwear decontamination station.These are designed to reduce soil and other things e.g. plants, pathogens being carried on footwear of hikers. They are always beside or on a path. Many have big brushes (mounted facing up) to clean soil off footwear and a disinfectant applier for the base of the footwear.
These may be the only on the ground indication of contaminated areas or areas susceptible to contamination. People walking in these areas should go to these stations to prevent the spread of contamination.
How to map
Tags used in combination
- operator=* The name of the company operating the station. Maybe helpful if there is a problem with the station to know who to contact.
Possible tagging mistakes
Not for door mats, shoe polishing stations etc.
The sole of a boot/shoe with a scrubbing brush? It is unlikely this would be rendered except for hiking maps.
- The Hiking page.
- The proposal page Proposed_features/man_made=footwear_decontamination.
- amenity=foot_shower - undocumented (but slightly used) possibly related tag