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

Andrew Chadwick (lists) a.t.chadwick+lists at gmail.com
Tue May 24 10:32:44 BST 2011


On 24/05/11 10:09, Sander Deryckere wrote:
> [...] there are lots of
> buildings (normal houses, not farms) that stand in the middle of a
> farmland [...]
> 
> I do not have a strict opinion whether it should be residential=garden
> or garden=residential, but as the first one sounds like a specialisation
> of landuse=residential, I think that garden=residential should be better.

Very good point, +1. I'm moving towards garden=residential on its own as
the suggested way of flagging private residential gardens. Backwards
compatibility and pretty rendering is maintained if we let the tag stand
on its own.

Semantically it's interesting: garden=residential defines some quality
of garden-ness without declaring that it's for leisure use, or indeed
for any other purpose. If you want to say more about an object you can
add more tags, which makes it combinable with the existing schema. Does
the object be used for leisure by the general map user? Then add
leisure=garden. Otherwise don't.

It seems extensible too, and it might ultimately provide a way forward
for the defunct
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Garden_specification#.
At the very least we can steal the type values for use with this
garden=* "refinement" key :)

-- 
Andrew Chadwick



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