[Tagging] A name for stony ground?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 18:39:05 BST 2011

2011/9/5 Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>:
> They have shown a distinct movement from land use-like classes to more physical
> definitions.
> The old "Bare_Rock/Sand/Clay" have been replaced by the simpler "barren_land".
> !!This could be an alternative approach to the tag-name. Use "vegetated" or
> "barren" as tags.
> Maybe I was to specific when looking/and failing to find a tag for all land of
> bare rock (stony ground). The vegetated/barren couple could be better.

But you have to see how they define it. The US use "barren" for
"Generally, vegetation accounts for less than 15% of total cover." as
opposed to the FAO that sets 4% as the limit for "vegetated".


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