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

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 13:28:49 BST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Ben Laenen <benlaenen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Ben

It doesn't fail so much because most of the time, landuse values are
exclusive (residential, industrial, forest, etc). It is already enough
complicated to add polygones or multipolygones for landuse. We can see
that this is only done in countrysides or small urban areas but not in
towns/cities. We cannot ask people to create a second polygon which
will most of the time be a copy of the landuse : "land covered by
buildings used for residential" or "land covered by trees used for
trees farm". I think we should better enforce landuse to be exclusive
by removing the non-exclusive values like military.


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