[Tagging] landuse:illegal and illegal:yes/no

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Mar 10 13:24:15 GMT 2011

On 3/10/11 7:37 AM, Steve Bennett wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 11:22 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> These barriers being examples for illegal ones doesn't necessarily
>> mean that we have to use this wording to tag them, but an informal
>> fence would IMHO not be an illegal one but one that is improvised
>> (e.g. not made from usual fence material) rather then technically
>> accurate.
> Thanks. Maybe a word like "disputed" could be used? I'm very wary of
> "illegal" because it's very black and white, and it could be quite
> hard to verify the exact legal status. The locals might insist it's
> legitimate.
i proposed prohibited in part because it's somewhat broader
than illegal. an owner can prohibit use of his land, for example,
but illegality is a matter for the local statutory authorities and
local courts.


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