[Tagging] musings on landuse
Nathan Edgars II
neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 06:25:32 BST 2010
On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Sam Vekemans
<acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are 2 meanings of 'landuse'.
> The literal meaning of 'what exactly is this land used for' and..
> The classification meaning of 'what does the city/township/legal
> classification of this physical area permit.
> An aditional word can be 'land use zone'
> The cities laws state that in an 'urban residential landuse zone, you
> cannot have a 'landuse industrial zone' since the area is alloted to
> have residential dwellings.
It was my understanding that landuse=* always means what the land is
presently used for. Zoning would be a different tag like zoning=*.
Yet there are still two uses of landuse: how people use a parcel of
land (or larger area) vs. how a portion of that area is covered. In
the latter use are values like forest, grass, and reservoir, where a
larger area may support that use.
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