Defining Guideoposts with JSON – based on the Tiroler Wander- und Bergwegekonzept

Many different organisations have to deal with the management of guideposts – especially in alpine regions. Sometimes all the data about the guideposts is managed in databases and GIS-Systems.


Mostly internally developed databases/applications are used and there is no open technical “standard” for storing “guidepost-data” and EXCHANGING it. In some regions – like in Tyrol – governmental standards for the guideposts (“the hardware”) are available (how guideposts have to look like – e.g. size, classification of difficulty, …).

The following document describes how to define the content of guideposts based on the Tiroler Wander- und Bergwegekonzept
(TWBK) in a standardized JSON-document.