[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - landuse=pasture

Dudley Ibbett dudleyibbett at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 6 08:12:34 UTC 2013

With regard to your comment below I am aware of mappers that use meadow because there are horses in a field year round.  Personally, I don't think this is the way to identify a meadow.  

We currently have the farmland/farm landuse tag.  It would seem that this should be the primary tag and then other tags should be used to identify the actually landuse in this context.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_land  This would seem to devide farmland into crop/arable/pasture.  We have the crop tag so perhaps we should have arable and pasture.  Unfortunately it the goes on to describe pastures  as pastures and meadows.

I must admit I would map meadows in the context of conservation as we have lost so many in the UK as farming has become more intensive and they have been turned into improved pasture for intensive grazing.  http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/englands/habitatofthemonth/lowlandmeadows.aspx

Interestingly there are 800 natural=meadows in taginfo.

It is good that you have raised this issue.



> Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 17:33:11 +0200
> From: volker.paul at v-paul.de
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - landuse=pasture
> > Think the major problem is who should a "normal" mapper determine the
> > differences. Not talking about mappers using aerials.
> Well one of the differences is that on a pasture there are animals
> and on a meadow usually not. Please read the proposal for more details.
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