I do quite a bit of updating, but in my quest to keep fit, I’ve decided to incorporate walking to old mine workings in the lake district as part of my normal fell walking, something to add a bit of interest.
However I can’t see any/many mines on the map, and was researching some to add and found quite a few are currently there, but not visible unless I do this:-
on here http://www.openstreetmap.org/
I have to click layers, then enable Map Data trouble shooting layer and they appear.
This is the only map I could find that renders historic=mine , none of the standard layers offered at http://www.openstreetmap.org render it
You could add some tourism tags such as tourism=attraction or tourism=yes if you think they are appropriate to tourism, though I don’t know how this would change rendering.
I imagine that there is some interest in tourists visiting historical mining sites and is appropriate. Hiking along trails to old historical gold mine sites seems to be popular in national parks near me. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tourism
At least it’s just not be missing something.
That map you linked to shows quite a few in my area, it will help quite a bit.
I did find a wiki page on this, telling me that basically what I’m doing ir right, bu also saying that it wont show anywhere until someone somewhere decides it’s worthwhile.