[Tagging] tagging the multipolygon model (was landuse and military)
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 09:51:31 BST 2009
2009/10/16 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> 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.
> It doesn't fail so much because most of the time, landuse values are
> exclusive (residential, industrial, forest, etc).
"most of the time" is not a good enough point.
> 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
just because most of the areas had different focus in the past
(roads), doesn't mean we won't get there...
> 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".
yes we can. And if it is a copy of landuse I wouldn't recommend to
make it - obviously just in cases where it is different.
> I think we should better enforce landuse to be exclusive
> by removing the non-exclusive values like military.
no, there isn't exclusive landuses in the way we were tagging. In
which way military is different from farm, landfill, quarry,
greenfield ? It is possible to have a quarry that became landfill and
now is covered by forest.
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