[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - natural=bare_rock

Johan Jönsson johan.j at goteborg.cc
Sun Jan 30 13:49:24 GMT 2011

Johan Jönsson <johan.j at ...> writes:
> This is an old proposal, that have been discussed before. 
> It lead to a rewriting
> and instead of natural=rock it is proposed natural=bare_rock.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/bare_rock
> It is supposed to be a tag for land cover.

A summary so far.

There seem to be a need for a tag for areas of solid rock, bedrock, 
with visible rock surface. bare_rock could be used.

It is then obvious that there also is a need for areas covered by loose rocks. 
The naming of the popular natural=scree suggest a particulate definition of 
a slope with rubble of different sizes. More distinct tags needed or a general

There have been a vivid discussion, one idea is to use natural=* for special
named features, like scree, but use a land_cover=* for general tagging of the
nature of an area.

/Johan Jönsson

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