[HOT] Sierra Leone, #hotosm-ebola-672 : Feature Interpretation

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 18:40:30 UTC 2014

Hi Michel,

This is just my opinion and I am sure someone will correct me if I have 
it wrong:

That looks like a mix of cassava fields, rice paddies and palm orchards 
to me. I am not sure about the rice paddies exactly where you linked to, 
but north of there are rice paddies I am pretty sure.

For sure it looks cultivated to me so you can tag it with landuse=farmland.

Then you have the option to include the crop=cassava or crop=rice where 
appropriate or orchard=palm, but I would put a fixme=confirm crop on 
there if you did designate a crop type.

For examples of cassava you can see some here:


I will probably use the rice paddies from north of the location you sent 
to help illustrate what rice paddies look like as I am on the lookout 
for examples.

As always, it is difficult to be 100% sure of the crop so you can either 
just stick to landuse=farmland or also put the fixme=confirm crop tag on 
if you add the crop=* tag to the landuse=farmland tag.

Thank you for asking!


On 11/11/2014 12:54 PM, Michel Gilbert wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to trace the feature that appears in this area :
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=id&#map=19/8.96459/-11.94620.
> Is there anyone could help me ?
> Thanks,
> --
> Michel (Pythagore-MGi)
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