[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - natural=bare_rock

john at jfeldredge.com john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Jan 31 13:13:51 GMT 2011


You also have edge cases, such as a solid rock surface, some of which has broken up into loose rock.

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - natural=bare_rock
From  :mailto:deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Date  :Sun Jan 30 23:20:25 America/Chicago 2011


2011/1/31 Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>:
> If used with the natural-key then
> it should at least be possible to use the same way as natural=wetland
> with subtags of wetland=..
> natural=rockland :-)
> I started a new thread on that.

Not all rocky surfaces are natural, just like sand being used on golf
courses and beach volley ball courts, even if they are not within 100s
of km of an actual beach...

> Another concern is that the tag is only supposed to be used for solid rock,
> I am not sure how people are supposed to know that.
> And what to use for loose rock.

Real world examples off the top of my head.

Ayres Rock/Uluru is supposed to be 1 big lump of sand stone.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Uluru_%28Helicopter_view%29-crop.jpg

You also have the cores of what were volcanoes, the outer dirt layer
has eroded away completely over time
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_PBYeriHIc4k/SfT3VgN4yvI/AAAAAAAAA0A/GKwEHYMKEcI/P1010343.JPG

Just to throw a spanner in the works, both of which are natural formations :)

As for loose rock, isn't that scree?

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