[Tagging] RFC: new key Landcover
osm at tobias-knerr.de
Tue Nov 16 16:48:12 GMT 2010
M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> It is a value to describe physical characteristics of areas. It cannot
> be used on linear features (like surface).
So a sand-covered path would be tagged as surface=sand, but a
sand-covered area as landcover=sand? I still don't quite get why we need
two different tags here, and what routability has to do with anything.
Maybe a few examples can help clarify this: What key would I use to
describe the surface of a race track in a stadium - landcover or
surface? It will not commonly be used for routing, but could reasonably
be drawn as a linear way. Would the same surface material on the
basketball court next to it (clearly an area, not linear) be tagged
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