[Tagging] Giant river multipolygons

Kytömaa Lauri lauri.kytomaa at aalto.fi
Fri Feb 1 18:41:06 GMT 2013

Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>* natural - geographical features (e.g. a named forest) abstract
IMO there's no need to limit the key natural to geographical 
features only, and never has there been such a distinction.

>The natural=wood / landuse=forest distinction is flawed and creates

>In practise some mappers prefer natural=wood where
>other mappers would set landuse=forest (for the exact same situation).

Even some mappers prefer to do it as it was done initially:
* natural=wood: "here be trees"
* landuse=forest: this area is used for forestry
These are often coexisting, but e.g. the landuse does not imply
it's necessarily filled with trees.

It's a shame somebody ran a bot edit years back to remove
natural=wood as "redundant" from landuse=forest ways. 
After clearcutting an area can be both landuse=forest + natural=scrub,
or even natural=grassland for some years.


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