[Tagging] FW :Re: RFC: new key Landcover

john at jfeldredge.com john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Nov 16 17:59:46 GMT 2010

If you wanted to describe both the soil and what is growing on the soil, would you use both a surface tag and also a landcover tag?  For example, if you had a sand dune stabilized by beach grass, would you use surface=sand and landcover=beach_grass?

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] RFC: new key Landcover
From  :mailto:rwelty at averillpark.net
Date  :Tue Nov 16 11:48:51 America/Chicago 2010

On 11/16/10 12:43 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> no, that would be surface as well. I'd say the distinction is between
> the surface and the coverage (which comprises the surface).
> surface=bush or tree would not make any sense IMHO. surface=asphalt is
> fine for the surface, the landcover would be the street which is not
> only the surface of the street.
my attempt at clarification: surface is used where the mapped
entity is man-made (or modified, e.g. dirt roads.)


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