[Tagging] geology taggin?

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 00:13:39 GMT 2010

On 16 November 2010 10:03, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/11/16 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
>> I've already been tagging beaches and other areas as surface=sand, how
>> does using landcover make this any better?
> I agree that in this case it is the same. For trees it is different.
> surface=tree doesn't make any sense. Should we put some landcover
> values in surface and some in landcover?

Yet another case of people treating keywords as english and trying to
apply english grammar to them, if things keep going in this direction
there will be another highway=footway V highway=path issue come up
very quickly.

At the very least surface=* makes a lot more sense than landuse=grass etc...

> We could reserve surface to roads, squares and paths.

Surface=* started out applying to roads and people wanted to tag
bunkers at golf courses so surface=* was expanded, and now people want
to make a similar tag duplicate the same intent and this seems to me
will cause more problems than it will solve.

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