[Tagging] Greenery adjacent to roads

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 13 11:47:02 BST 2010

There are 6695 landuse=grass in the UK. They're not turf farms.

surface=grass is for highways

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Jonathan Bennett
<openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> wrote:
>  On 13/07/2010 07:37, charlie at cferrero.net wrote:
>> How might I go about tagging the often quite extensive green stretches of
>> land to the side of larger roads here in Abu Dhabi (and indeed in many parts
>> of the world)?  Sometimes this is just grass (in which case landuse=grass
>> kind of makes sense) but often this is a mixture of grass, trees and
>> decorative plants in varying proportions.  In many cases it kind of looks
>> like a park, but no-one in their right mind would actually try to use it as
>> such (and indeed, in central reservations they'd have to be suicidal to
>> try).
>> One idea might be:
>> leisure=garden or leisure=park combined with access=no
>> but this seems a bit like tag gymnastics to me.
> surface=grass is about all you can justify. They're certainly not parks or
> gardens (and landuse=grass is just wrong. You're using the land *for* grass?
> What does that mean?)
> Use the tags to describe what it is, and if it's just miscellaneous ground
> that's not really doing anything, then just map it as part of the
> surrounding area.
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