[Tagging] landuse: illegal and illegal:yes/no

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 09:55:41 BST 2011

2011/4/2 Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com>

> Tracktype is verifiable against a visual scale:
> http://wiki.openstreetmcan't givap.org/wiki/Tracktype<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tracktype>

but as it depends much on the climate and surface material / vegatation /
ground it still has to be "adopted" to the local situation. The photos work
well in the UK / Germany, but
can't be blindly used all over the globe, descriptions are not worse for

> As I said, guessing is not useful for OSM, so smoothness, as it's
> implemented at the moment is, to use one of it's adjective tags -
> "horrible". It needs a photo related grading scale similar to tracktype.

there is one:

Please take advice from the vast majority of repliers&  drop this proposal.
>> I'm taking slowly, but still got positive feedbacks. And most majority
>> was worried about the legal sidetrack, didn't you notice?
> Hardly surprising when your proposed tag is 'illegal'!

what part of "illegal" is subjective? IMHO it is quite objective: anything
against the law is "illegal".

> Illegal is a subjective adjective & has no place in the physical world of
> OSM. Again, please drop this proposal.
OSM is not only about the physical world. THere is so many counter examples
I don't even have to name one...

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