[OSM-talk] open space land
srmixter at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 19 08:26:05 GMT 2008
Thanks for the response. The area in question is land that usually is near a county or state park in the U.S. Usually the area will be about the size of a regular park or a little larger. Sometimes the borders of the land could be touching the park borders. This land is general purpose land, i.e. hiking, biking, horse riding etc. The area doesn't include dense trees, so there is no logging or anything. It's pretty much set aside for its natural beauty. The specific land I was looking at was in California listed under openspaceauthority.org. Thanks.
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] open space land
May I ask which country that's in? For example in the US (where I am) there are several different types of open space land. National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests to name a few. All of those have different regulations when it comes to land use (whether you can cut wood, etc.) for example. leisure = park may not automatically apply to all of them.
Now this is in the US. I know that Germany has, for example, state and national forests which are typically much more groomed than US national forests. Back when I lived in one of them (I'm not even kidding) at the end of the 90s, they appeared to be more like really large parks than forests, at least to my North American eye. I would personally see it fit to tag those as leisure = park, but don't take this for advice as I don't map stuff in Germany and german mappers would obviously know better.
So before giving more precise opinions, I would say we would have to know which jurisdiction you are in, what those open space land actually look like and how they're actually used.
My two cents.
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> The government sets aside land for open space land.
> These usually have specific and boundaries. Are they
> worth adding? Should they be treated as leisure=park
> in OSM?
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