[HOT] HOT #777 (East Cameroon) feature identification: residential or farmyard?

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 14:48:29 UTC 2014

I agree, it is not easy to be sure.

But that looks like residential to me, I think there are too many 
structures with too much variation in size to just be animal shelters. 
There is also what looks like an actual road between the two settlements.

I also think the residential area for HOT purposes is the most "generic" 
"humans reside on this land in some way" tag we have so I tend to use 
that tag when I think it could be something else, but I can't be sure 
from the satellite imagery.


On 12/20/2014 11:06 AM, m902 wrote:
> Hi,
> Please will you take a look at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=18/4.38567/13.92618.
> Given the animal tracks around, it seems possible that these are animal
> shelters.
> But I wonder if there are also people living here.
> If just animal shelters I'm inclined to tag as landuse=farmyard,
> otherwise landuse=residential.
> What would you advise?
> Thanks
> Martin
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