[Tagging] Tag:natural=tree and taxon names

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Mon Apr 27 17:29:07 UTC 2015

On 27/04/15 16:44, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> The wiki page for "Tag:natural=tree:"
>     http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dtree
> includes:
>     taxon=*
> and:
>     species=*
>     genus=*
> The latter pair is a subset of the former; and thus redundant.
> How should this be resolved?
It's often possible to work out the genus but not the exact species. 
Many trees that people would describe as horse chestnut are really cross 
species. Having genus and species separate is helpful. Taxon lets you 
describe a tree very fully, but only if you know all of the detail. I'd 
leave all three tags available (well they are available regardless of 
what the wiki says anyway :-) )

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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