[HOT] Bolivian Floods: "landuse=forest" or "natural=wood"?

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Mon Feb 10 03:09:15 UTC 2014

Hi Hyances,

It is suggeste to use natural=wood  for Natural forests andlanduse=forest for Managed forests. And I dont think that there are much managed forests in the area.

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Objet : [HOT] Bolivian Floods: "landuse=forest" or "natural=wood"?

Hi hotties!

Some of us are tracing polygons over tree areas, ones are using "landuse=forest" others "natural=wood" ¿which you consider more indicated? Mapping trees could be helpful for high level floods.

By the way, trying to give answer to question below, I'm wondering about the best communication channel to gather all mappers of the task, when they are comming form diferent countries and talk-xx mailing list, some could be missing information and sharing knwoledge about best mapping practices is a key factor for quality data (specially remote one); so experienced mappers could guide newers.

Just arise the idea to include a chat in task page


But, in present ¿any suggestion?


Humberto Yances

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10 febrero 2014 a las 01:43
Hello, exactory. I think so too.
I wrote them as same as surrounding "landuse=forest"s. But must be represented as "natural=forest".
Did you contact other mappers already?
On 2014-02-10 01:36:21 UTC Humberto_Yances wrote:
Hi, Same as you I'm currently mapping on task 418 and kidly want to comment about using "landuse=forest" to map tree areas. It looks more as "natural=wood", beacause is not a manmade tree farming; just natural free grow trees.
>http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dforest http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dwood
>Humberto Yances
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