[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - natural=bare_rock

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 19:29:38 GMT 2011

2011/1/31 Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>:
> John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at ...> writes:
>> 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...
> That is true, instead of the proposal natural=bare_rock
> you can use landuse=quarry and other tags if it is not
> a natural rock surface you are tagging.
> As I concluded yesterday, this proposal would be better with
> landcover=bare_rock,
> then it could be used on every land cover consisting of a bare rock surface
> without confusion on the natural-key.

I think this whole "natural" discussion/criteria is not useful at all,
because the rock itself is natural also in a quarry. "natural" in the
sense of not-modified by humans is not a good criteria for tagging in
general IMHO --- btw.: humans are also "natural".


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