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

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 03:25:27 UTC 2014

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Hi, Humberto:

About the forest vs. wood, it depends. Although there are 3 approaches
to which one to choose (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dwood#Notes ), it's
generally accepted to use the tag forest for areas covered mainly with
trees planted for forestry use, and wood for unmanned woodlands.

In Bolivia, I would surely use natural=wood for most areas of the East
that are on the Amazonas basin, and just try to guess which one is the
most adecuate in other areas. Personally, when uncertain, I use the
landuse=forest tagging.

Having a chat inside the task manager? Well, I usually chat through
the HOT IRC channel to ask questions or agree in things, and it works
quite well. It has the advantage that in the IRC you have people
working in one TM job + people not working in any TM job at that time.
But still, I don't have a clear idea of what is the best solution, if
there is any one better than the rest.

There is the JOSM GeoChat too.


Rafael Ávila Coya.

On 10/02/14 03:33, hyances at gmail.com wrote:
> 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
> http://awesomescreenshot.com/0862bsmr30
> But, in present ¿any suggestion?
> Best,
> Humberto Yances
> (copy from OSM inbox) nyampire 
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/nyampire> 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?
> Satoshi
> 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
> Best,
> Humberto Yances
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