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

Sebastian Schropp s.schropp at live.de
Mon Feb 10 12:21:31 UTC 2014


Hi,

the best way would have been to directly contact the mapper who has added 90% of the forest around Ixiamas (me). I've used landuse=forest because the forest around Ixiamas is harvested by three big companies. natural=wood I do only use for forests which are almost completly not touched by humans. 

The wiki says: "natural=wood: Natural primeval woodland (ie, not managed or harvested)." http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Forest
"Woodland where timber production does not dominate use" http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dwood
When you look at the Bing Imagery you can see the huge human impacts on this forest.

Best,

4rch 		 	   		  


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