[Tagging] geology taggin?

Stephen Hope slhope at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 13:02:34 GMT 2010


On 13 November 2010 21:40, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com> wrote:
> How is landcover orthogonal to landuse / natural?

Landcover should absolutely be orthogonal to landuse.  Landcover is
what is on a given spot (grass, trees, pavement, carpark, building,
water, etc) while landuse if what the area is used for (Park, school,
residential etc). Both can easily cover the same area - in fact most
areas could have both a landuse and landcover tag. The fact that many
"landcover" tags are currently in landuse= just makes it harder for
people to understand the difference, it doesn't make them landuse
tags.  Many natural= tags are also landcover tags.

> BTW: There is *no* benefit of a new landcover tag compared to existing tags.

The benefit would be reducing the confusion and making it easier to
explain.  Personally, I'm not sure that the benefit is worth the pain
of changing, but there *is* a benefit.

Stephen



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