[Tagging] Proposal for new tag: landuse=plot

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 16:45:08 UTC 2013


2013/9/18 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:
> Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>
>> What is the essential difference between plot and lot in an OSM context?
>> Dictionaries often seem to treat them as synonyms when applying to a "patch
>> of land". But I'm a Brit... What's the US/AUS/CDN/NZ/etc view on this?
>>
>> Colin
>>
>> On 2013-09-18 16:35, John F. Eldredge wrote:
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>> On 09/18/2013 09:17 AM, fly wrote:
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>> Am 18.09.2013 11:26, schrieb Lukas Hornby:
>>
>> Hi, Thanks for all your comments so far, very constructive. I've updated
>> the comments to hopefully answer all of your concerns.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:landuse%3Dplot#Comments
>> In particular defnition seems to be key and I can confirm my definition is
>> from a British perspective. Community garden is different in definition,
>> both here and in the US (and elsewhere) but a useful comparison, as the
>> ethos and values are usually similar. I'm aware the title is too generic.
>> being new to OSM i'm not sure whether hierarchical tags (in a taxonomy) are
>> encoraged or adjectival tags?
>>
>> First thing to consider would be that your intension is to map alloments'
>> plots. As already mentioned this does not fit under landuse. Second;
>> Should/Could this tag be used besides alloments ? There is
>> ammenity=parking_space but I think it is the only tag describing
>> "parcels/lots". If you decide to only use it for alloments a simple
>> alloment:lot=yes would work as areas within landuse=alloment. Lots of
>> alloments I know have fences between the single lots so be prepared to find
>> lots of multipolygons as you would need one for each lot to proper define
>> the ref=*.
>>
>> Note that the word under discussion is "plot", not "lot".
>>
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> Well, in American usage, a lot refers to a larger piece of land, such as you
> might buy to build your house upon; a plot refers to a smaller piece, such
> as a gardener might plant vegetables in.
>
> I know that allotment refers to a tract of land in which multiple people
> rent smaller sections to grow vegetables or flowers for their own use. Since
> a garden in British usage refers to all of the land surrounding one's
> residence, what would Britons call the portion of one own's land in which
> one grows vegetables, what Americans would refer to as a garden? It wouldn't
> logically be an allotment, since you are doing it on your own property.,

"vegetable patch" for a simple area, or if more designed/architected,
"kitchen garden"



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