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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Oct 16 14:46:28 BST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> Land use is generally studied on a parcel by parcel basis.
>> A typical example of a land use map:
>> http://cityofypsilanti.com/maps/images/mastermap2006www.jpg
> Here is another "typical" example of a land use map:
> http://www.ifen.fr/typo3temp/pics/3e9fb4d1ad.jpg

I'm going to need some text (and a key), if that's going to be useful to me.

> Just to say that we have different scales of land use. It can be
> country wide or at city level. It is not a reason to use different
> tags.

That looks to me like a population map rather than a landuse one, but
I'd have to see the key.

>From Wikipedia: "Land cover is distinct from land use despite the two
terms often being used interchangeably. Land use is a description of
how people utilize the land and socio-economic activity - urban and
agricultural land uses are two of the most commonly recognised
high-level classes of use." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_cover

"Forest", is not land use.  If anything, it's land cover.

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