[Tagging] tagging world heritage (UNESCO) and other protected areas/features

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 17:16:53 GMT 2011

2011/1/11 Vincent Pottier <vpottier at gmail.com>:
> But the heritage tag may be applied also to a node, to a way... not with
> boundaries

This is true. We could use the other tags still, without the
boundary-way. In the end all objects will be bigger then just a point,
so I'd expect from a detailed mapping to have areas / ways at a
certain point. The node could be used to collect the information
preliminarily and later they would be copied over to a way.

> The idea is to record that something is registered, by the UNESCO or other
> organisation, for cultural, historical, environmental... reason

yes, exactly. There is lots of this, also nature reserves at different
protection levels. "heritage" is IMHO a tag that is already specific
(in the sense that it claims high importance) so it is less suitable
for less important communal/regional natural protection. Shall we have
more than one main tag for this (protected area and heritage)? (This
is not a rhetorical question).


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