[Tagging] landcover=trees definition

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 08:00:03 UTC 2015

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> Am 03.08.2015 um 00:55 schrieb Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl>:
> landcover=trees has no Wiki page,

it does 

> it's quite established tag (I wouldn't say "popular" here, because it's just about 1% of forest/wood uses) and we could officially define as a generic tag for trees areas, when it's not clear for the mapper if it's natural or not ("forest" vs "wood").

it is not a last resort for cases where the mapper doesn't know what he is mapping, it is an orthogonal tagging scheme to map physical landcover as opposed to landuse and abstract geographic entities like natural (Forest with a name, vs. area used as forest vs. area covered with trees). All those tags have a meaning and may be put at the same time on the same piece of land, BUT: while natural objects (named entities) often make sense to be nested/ can overlap, landuse and landcover shouldn't 


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