[talk-au] Distinguish between National, State etc parks
slhope at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 01:38:01 GMT 2010
2010/1/5 Craig Feuerherdt <craigfeuerherdt at gmail.com>:
> John is right about the distinction between the "landuse" & "natural" tags.
> "landuse" is about what is on the ground (trees, farming etc). I am assuming
> national/state/other parks/areas should be attributed with the "natural"
> tag, but "natural=what"?
This has been discussed several times on the main list. The problem
is that landuse is used for two (sometimes contradictory) purposes -
what is one the ground (cover) and what it is used for (use). Some
landuse tags are one, some the other, some are both. There is a bit of
a push to try and sort this out, but nothing has come of it yet that I
For large parks, I would think that you would want to map the
boundaries as an admin boundary, and the landuse of the various parts
of the park as a separate issue. It's not uncommon to have a single
large batch of trees, some of which are in a park and some not, or in
a separate park (eg one national and one state). And to have various
parts of a park to have different landuse - recreation areas, natural
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