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

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Mar 29 18:53:08 BST 2011

On 3/29/11 12:35 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/3/29 Richard Welty<rwelty at averillpark.net>:
>> farmers do occasionally shift the boundaries between different
>> crops, so like anything else on a map, this is subject to bit rot.
> In Germany or Italy this is not the case. The might shift inside a
> crop if they have growing different plants in one crop, but the limits
> of the field are legal ones: often the property is spread and the
> landscape mixed with lots of different properties, so they can't
> simply shift the borders, unless they buy or lease other fields.
in the US, it's a distinct possibility that a farmer in Iowa might buy
a 200 acre field and plant it 1/2 corn, 1/2 soybeans and rotate
which half is which from year to year. so do you want to map fields
as legal ownership, which is one boundary, or as sections which are
planted differently from each other, which is another?


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