[Tagging] landuse=residential and named residential areas which belong together (neighbourhoods/subdivisions?)

Johan Jönsson johan.j at goteborg.cc
Sat Sep 3 10:08:13 BST 2011

Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at ...> writes:
> 2011/9/2 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at ...>:
> > On 9/2/2011 7:36 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> >> +1, I also disagree. I see landuse=forest as the effective area
> >> covered by trees. Hence I would subtract all other entities within.
> >
> > Disagree with this. landuse=forest should be the area that is used for
> > forest purposes, which can include fertilizer storage sheds, access roads,
> > etc.
> what do you think about using natural=forest for this?  
> The attribute maintained or not could be stored in another tag.
> natural=wood could be for woodlands, forest for forests (including
> fertilizer storage sheds, access roads and a lot more that is in the
> forest area). This would also be the object to put the name for the
> forest while the landuse would probably mostly not have names.
> Martin
+1 for using one tag for the whole forested area.
Maybe something along the scheme of natural=wetland, wetland= {more detailed
desc.} Maybe natural=woodland?
/Johan Jönsson

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