[Tagging] Residential gardens: deprecate leisure=garden, suggest alternative

Andrew Chadwick (lists) a.t.chadwick+lists at gmail.com
Tue May 24 09:39:50 BST 2011

On 24/05/11 00:49, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> [...] the landuse values describing built-up space should usually not be
> split below plot size.

I'll read that as another vote against small landuse plots, but again:
there's nothing in the wiki explaining this fact, and in fact landuse is
regularly used for plot-sized areas of land.

> leisure=garden inside a landuse=residential area could be used for a
> private garden, maybe together with access=private. You can also use
> garden:type=residential with it:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Garden_specification

-1, Residential private gardens are not for general user's leisure
activities, and therefore no not belong in the leisure=* key. See my
original post.

I'm easy about whether I recommend


or just


within a landuse=residential polygon, or even


on its own within a landuse=residential polygon (sort of like the
stalled proposal's wrongheaded :type key, but allowing the user to
decide whether general leisure purposes fit as well. A leisure=garden
would be strictly optional, and we should document the meaning of adding

Which do people prefer?

Andrew Chadwick

More information about the Tagging mailing list