[Tagging] tagging the multipolygon model (was landuse and military)

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 13:16:27 BST 2009

Pieren wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2009/10/15 Ben Laenen <benlaenen at gmail.com>:
> >> Anthony wrote:
> >> The only way I see we can solve all this is to get a new tag which is
> >> exclusively used for ground cover. Such a tag would then stop having all
> >> ambiguity, and stop all discussions like "is a lake in a wood part of
> >> the wood or not?".
> >
> > +1, I agree.
> If you go back to the archives, you will see that it was the original
> purpose of the key "landuse".

It obviously failed at that completely. The most used tags 
(landuse=residential, industrial, farm, commercial, military, retail...) don't 
give any detail about ground cover. It has become so bad that I don't see a 
way to even try to fix this with the landuse tag. It has to go back to the 
drawing board without thinking about tags that are in use today.


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