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

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 20:14:11 BST 2011

2011/3/29 Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>:
> On 3/29/11 12:35 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 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?

there is clearly huge local differences, map what you think is
appropriate. If the land is accessible, different sections might be
useful for orientation. Still they might not completely arbitrarily
cut, allowing you to deduct topology from the layout (this of course
is dependent on the type of landscape, e.g. hills vs. plains).


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