[Tagging] RFC: new key Landcover

Morten Kjeldgaard mok at bioxray.dk
Tue Nov 16 19:22:52 GMT 2010

On 16/11/2010, at 16.11, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> I set up a proposal for a new key landcover.

Thank you, Martin. This is an excellent proposal, that formalises in  
OSM's tagging scheme the classical distinction between physical  
( landcover) and human (landuse) geography. This will enable users to  
generate a reference map [0] as well as a thematic map [1] from OSM  
data. It will facilitate more rigorous scientific uses of OSM in the  
fields of biology, geography and geology, and it will enable  
scientists to contribute their data to OSM, as well as the use of OSM  
as a scientific tool.


[0] http://www.physicalgeography.net/physgeoglos/r.html#reference_map
[1] http://www.physicalgeography.net/physgeoglos/t.html#thematic_map

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