chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Sep 11 18:37:42 UTC 2013
On Wednesday 11 September 2013, Tod Fitch wrote:
> 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.
I think this is a typical case for a secondary tag, in this case
something like heath=open indicating open vegetation cover with
continuous space in between while heath=closed would indicate
continuous vegetation cover.
> Here is a typical bit of low
> elevation vegetation in the same area:
This already goes in direction of scrub - in fact the distinction
between scrub and heath is not well defined.
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