[Tagging] Proposal for new tag: landuse=plot

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Sep 18 01:01:48 UTC 2013

Wolfgang Zenker <wolfgang at lyxys.ka.sub.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> * Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> [130918 00:53]:
> > 1. We do not map land lots in OSM, for reasons that have been
> > discussed many times.
> this might be a case of the UK and the US being separated by a common
> language. We are talking about allotments here, not parcels, which are
> something completely different. We DO map allotments in OSM since,
> well,
> a long time ago. Taking this to one more level of detail by going to
> individual plots is to much micromapping for my taste, but tastes are
> different ...
> > 2. Even if we did, land lots do not talk about land use, which is
> what
> > landuse is for.
> Allotments are by definition cultivated gardens, so landuse=allotments
> is IMHO in the right place in tag space. The proposed plots would be a
> subdivision of the allotments area, so putting it in landuse MIGHT be
> ok.
> Wolfgang
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The equivalent American term is a "community garden". 

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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