[Tagging] new Key proposal: landcover
brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 18:50:50 BST 2010
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 1:09 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I know we already talked about this, but actually no actions followed ;-)
> > What is the current feeling for a new key "landcover"? Could resolve
> > many issues, as often landuse is a mixture of actual "use" and
> > "coverage".
> I like it. Presumably it's to be precise - you draw only the area
> that's covered by said landcover, as opposed to landuse which can
> include small amounts of others within its boundaries. The following
> landuse values should then be landcover:
> *basin (probably)
> *forest (most uses, but some such as national forests should remain
> and possibly others. I would go further and have landuse=agricultural
> with the current landuse values like farm and greenhouse_horticulture
> changed to landcover.
In general, I like the idea. But I don't think the agricultural tags should
be changed from landuse--they describe how the land is used. For example,
forest describes what covers the land (trees), while orchard describes what
those trees are used for (growing fruit).
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