[Tagging] Proposal for new tag: landuse=plot

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 01:11:04 UTC 2013


I was confused by the term "land lot."  Obviously a cultural difference.
 Perhaps the proposal could give a more detailed description of what a
"land lot" is.

Mike


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7:01 PM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>wrote:

> 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".
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