[Tagging] on the name of a tag for landcover
frederik at remote.org
Mon Aug 13 10:44:57 BST 2012
On 08/13/12 11:33, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> +1, the FAO system seems quite elaborated (might be too
> detailed/complicated/long for OSM, not sure,
Anything used for OSM must enable someone who knows shit about biology
and geology to make a meaningful contribution (that does not make him
feel like he's completely useless because he could only fill in 2% of
Too often, tagging discussion is driven by the wet dreams of specialists
in one field or the other ("wouldn't it be great it volunteers the world
over would record the soil acidity? imagine what we could do with that
Remember that it has so far been impossible to educate people to even
differentiate between landuse=forest and natural=wood.
Anything that contains the word "herbaceous" is, however attractive to
someone working in the field, is very likely not suitable for OSM.
Of course enthusiasts can use specialist tags to record esoteric stuff,
but I fear that many people believe that such tags, if "adopted", would
automatically enter the mainstream and their filling out be requested
from everyone who adds data, when indeed our presets are often too
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