I have created a new section in Thailand’s wiki dedicated to Outdoor Tagging:
This section includes recommended tags for various outdoor activities such as hiking, 4WD, MTB, and dirt biking, along with local visual examples. These recommendations are based on global best practices and follow Thailand’s latest highway classifications guideline revisions.
One of the main objectives of these guidelines is to discourage the use of unsigned legal access tags to describe the physical conditions of roads and pathways.
Instead, scale tags are recommended to indicate the difficulty level of these routes.
- instead of using
highway=path + bicycle=yes + foot=yes + motorcycle=yes, we can use
highway=path + mtb:scale=1 + sac_scale=hikingafter conducting a survey.
highway=path + access=no + foot=yescan be replaced with
highway=path + sac_scale=demanding_mountain_hikingafter conducting a survey.
This migration will greatly benefit the outdoor community and incentivize new mappers to join, as most outdoor-oriented applications can display these tags.