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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Oct 16 15:45:23 BST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Ben Laenen <benlaenen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anthony wrote:
>> Maybe we need "ground cover".  I'm not convinced of it, but maybe we
>> do.
> Well, all topographical maps I've seen seem to be convinced of ground cover.
> This is ground cover for example:
> http://www.ngi.be/Templates/zoom.htm?doctitle=uittreksel&image=../images/1/1/extr10_vismijn.jpg&x=452&y=452
> http://www.ngi.be/Templates/zoom.htm?doctitle=uittreksel&image=../images/1/1/extr10_duinen.jpg&x=452&y=452
> There are extra captions like "Camping", "Golf course", "Park" etc for some
> land uses.
I don't see the key, but this looks to me like an excellent mixture of
ground cover and land use.  In addition to the captions, you'll notice
the buildings are different colors - I am guessing the colors
represent the usage.

>> But this is a completely different problem - it's the opposite
>> problem of landuse=*, in fact.  Instead of using one tag for multiple
>> things, we're using lots of tags (amenity=*, man_made=*, natural=*,
>> leisure=*) for what you're arguing to be one thing (as I said, I'm not
>> yet convinced).
> No, we're using all those tags for two things, both land use and ground cover.
> And often it's not clear which one.

Good point.  Can you give us a URL of that talk page where you discussed this?

I see the problem.  I have no idea how to solve it within OSM...

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