[Tagging] Proposal for new tag: landuse=plot

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Sep 18 17:33:33 UTC 2013

On 18/09/13 18:15, Lukas Hornby wrote:
> HI,
> Having studied all of the comments, we seem to agree that a tag is 
> needed, that it is worth tagging. However the ambiguity over plot 
> (which was the word I used in my proposal and lot (which has been read 
> into plot) seems to be a sticking point.
> I am moved to resubmit this proposal under the name 
> allotments:allotment_garden. This seems to be as close to universal as 
> can be achieved. Where the concept of allotments doesn't exist, then 
> the tag is not useful in that region.

Why? Everyone who has an allotment would call the individual rented area 
a 'plot' or their 'allotment', but never an allotment garden. An 
allotment site is made of plots, probably with tracks or paths between 
the plots and possibly with shared areas such as parking, a communal 
store or shed and water tanks or taps.

> This also paves the way for another useful sub-divison of allotments, 
> allotments:community_garden. A previous proposal was made here 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Community_food_growing 
> which made the same mistakes I did in using 'landuse' incorrectly. 
> This tag would apply to allotment areas used by the community rather 
> than the individual and is consistent with the concept of an allotment 
> in the US.
> In terms of procedure, should I rename the proposal, or abandon it and 
> start anew?
Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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