[HOT] Forest: Cleared areas (slash and burn)

Yves yvecai at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 08:11:33 UTC 2014


As a temporary feature, it could probably tagged as a farmland by now, no?

Le 1 novembre 2014 05:36:31 CET, Ray Kiddy <ray at ganymede.org> a écrit :
>On Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:05:28 +0100
>Mathias Lück <mathias.lueck at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I'm currently working on task 672/sierra leone/ebola.
>> 
>> Significant parts of the forest in the area I'm mapping seem to be
>> cleared wit fire ("Slash-and-burn"). Wikipedia shows a good picture:
>> 
>> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Jhum.jpg
>> 
>> See sattelite images here:
>> 
>> 9,11525 -12,69831
>> http://binged.it/1wNZfe6
>> 
>> 
>> Should these areas be marked in a special way?
>> 
>> Regards, Matt
>
>You should probably check with some non-HOT resources on this question.
>There are probably groups with an explicit forest management focus. I
>get responses on my user diary. You could ask the question there.
>
>The data geek in me says that there has got to be people interested in
>this data. If you mark it, it may not get used. If you do not mark it,
>the opportunity for it to be used is gone.
>
>Looking at the map features page on the wiki, there is:
>
>	man_made = clearcut
>
>Pretty close. There could be an analogous feature, yes?
>
>	man_made = slash_and_burn
>
>Seems reasonable to me.
>
>- ray
>
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