[Tagging] Tag:natural=tree and taxon names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Apr 27 22:44:58 UTC 2015

On 27 April 2015 at 17:42, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> be as explicit as you can, live and let live. E.g. if you know and tag the
> species you can omit the rest of the taxonomy tags, if you don't know it, a
> genus will be very welcome because it is much more information than
> nothing...
> IMHO there is nothing to resolve, this was designed on purpose like this.

There is redundancy, which is likely to be confusing to mappers and
create unnecessary problems for data reusers.

What is the difference between:

   taxon=Quercus_robur and species=Quercus_robur ?

or between:

   taxon=Quercus and genus=Quercus ?

Why would we ever need:

      taxon=Quercus_robur and genus=Quercus ?

What can species= and genus= do, that taxon= cannot?

Andy Mabbett

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