Talk:Proposed features/cai scale
How to apply?
Hi, I have two questions:
- Should the
cai_scaletag only be used for official CAI trails or can it also be used for inofficial trails in Italy?
- If the tag is missing and I don't have official CAI info available, should I just use my own impression of what the way looks like? Then it might make sense to indicate the source of the information by a suitable
source:cai_scale=survey(=impression of mapper) and
source:cai_scale=CAI(=information from CAI).
Hello, ideally you should add cai_scale only if you know the official evaluation that you can obtain for example from a local paper map, indication on the signpost or information you find on the local CAI website, but in case you get familiar with the cai_scale because for example you often walk on Italian paths you can go ahead and assign it on your own. There are guidelines in Italian
in the wiki then we will provide better description in English.
When a local CAI member will go through that path can validate your evaluation adding to the relation the following tags:
that we use already
Compliance with CAI classification
I noticed that document
does not include
cai_scale (and it might also allow
EEA itself, without further grade indicator).
Are there other CAI documents reporting such EEA difficulty levels? Also, the above document uses the spaced dash (
- ) instead of the colon (
:) to introduce EEA levels. Is it an alternative convention adopted by CAI?
Not for the moment, when we initially created the page we tried also to start a conversation about possible difficulty unification also for the via_ferrata but we didn't go very far, therefore I would ignore that portion and stick for the moment only to the official values T,E,EE,EEA,EAI
Really need a compliance with CAI classification?
This proposal is really interesting in my opinion, since as already written is the scale is basically used everywhere in Italy. About the new introduced sclae (
EEA:E etc.): do we really need a compliance with CAI on this? I mean, they are extra useful informations that anyone using OSM maps can benefit from: I don't think it's mandatory they reflect CAI scale.