[Tagging] geology taggin?

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 00:33:59 GMT 2010


2010/11/16 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
> At the very least surface=* makes a lot more sense than landuse=grass etc...


yes, but it doesn't make more sense then landcover=grass.
surface=industrial doesn't make any sense either ;-)


>> 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.


I don't suggest to duplicate, I would move it from surface to
landcover in the case of golf courses. If this is the only context
where surface was applied as landcover, I don't see this as a big
problem. Anyway, there is a nice proposal for golf courses and surface
doesn't seem to be in it:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Golf_course

cheers,
Martin



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