john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Sep 10 21:16:17 UTC 2013
On 09/10/2013 04:06 PM, Dominik George wrote:
> Why? If there is a difference, then there is a difference.
> BTW, mind fix your From name, Mrs. or Mr. Gmail?
> Gmail <yvecai at gmail.com> schrieb:
> In a geo database, tundra alone must be sufficient, don't you think ?
> Tod Fitch <Tod at FitchDesign.com> a écrit :
> I'd like to start adding some vegetation information to an area
> in the mountains of Southern California. There are a couple of
> situations that I am uncertain of the correct tagging of treeless
> areas. For this query though I'll restrict it to areas at or
> above timberline.
> I believe the wide spread term to describe the ecosystem is
> "alpine tundra". Certainly the Wikipedia article on southern
> California mountains refers to it that way:
> And the Wikipedia page regarding alpine tundra affirms it:
> But the closest looking tag I see at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:natural seems to be
> Fell appears to be a UK centric description for a subset of
> alpine tundra:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fell
> There are currently no natural=*alpine* tags and only a handful
> natural=tundra, the use of which seems to cover both alpine tundra
> (mountains in Colorado) and arctic tundra (northern Canada, etc.)
> without a way to distinguish which of the two are meant.
> What are the thoughts of extending the natural tag to include:
> natural=arctic_tundra, natural=alpine_tundra and, possibly,
> With descriptions per Wikipedia:
How would you tag tundra which was both alpine and arctic/antarctic (in
other words, on a mountain in either the Arctic or Antarctic regions)?
I know that Alaska and Antarctica both have some extensive mountain
ranges, as do parts of Scandinavia. As far as I know, the Arctic
regions of both Canada and Siberia are relatively flat.
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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