[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - natural=bare_rock

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 13:14:15 GMT 2011

On 29 January 2011 23:05, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> So there is no overlapping of landcover and natural. Surface could be
> used in many cases instead of landcover, but according to the wiki it
> is: "The surface=* tag is one of the additional properties tags, which
> can be used to supply extra information about the surface in
> conjunction with highway ways (different classifications of roads and
> also footways), areas (e.g. landuse=*, natural=*), and other features.
> "
> So it is meant to be "additional" what landcover is not (can be used

That definition hasn't been true since use of surface=* was expanded
beyond highways for things like golf bunkers, eg surface=sand because
natural=beach wasn't suitable.

Also the Map Features page lists natural=mud and surface=mud, but
apart from mud flats (natural=wetland + wetland=mud), where would you
actually use landcover=mud?

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