Tod at FitchDesign.com
Wed Sep 11 17:42:12 UTC 2013
On Wed, September 11, 2013 10:17 am, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 September 2013, Tod Fitch wrote:
>> Drought winter in one area of interest:
>> Summer in another area:
> The problem here is that the sizable trees indicate this is not near the
> alpine treeline. The photos do not allow identifying the plants
> growing there but if this is primarily grasses or primarily small woody
> plants natural=grassland/heath would fit.
> If this is mostly open, i.e. the trees only play a minor role it could
> be classified as montane grassland and shrubland:
> This is however a very broad and anything but clearly defined
> classification so hardly suited for tagging.
> Christoph Hormann
There are some grasses there but small woody plants predominate in that
area. So that would indicate "heath". But how does one note the
difference, significant to a hiker, that you can easily walk through this
area while the chaparral at lower elevations, properly tagged as "heath"
can not be so easily traversed. Here is a typical bit of low elevation
vegetation in the same area:
I don't see any discussion of montane grassland and shrubland in the OSM
wiki. . .
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