[Tagging] landcover=trees definition

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Sat Aug 15 23:41:43 UTC 2015

On 16.08.2015 01:24, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> grass isn't a "use", landuse=grass is nonsense.(IMHO)

Why, the land is used to grow grass. Thus, landuse=grass.

> landcover=x doesn't mean there is only x, it says the area appears as covered with x

That depends on observation time. E.g. much of Europe is covered by fog in
Autumn. So this will be landcover=fog.

It also depend on the observation point. When you see arial images, forests
appear to be covered by trees. But when you are inside a forest, you see
more herbaceous plants than trees.

> and x might also imply other stuff that has to do with x, like microorganisms living in the grass, or soil on which the grass grows, etc
> "grass" might even imply grass like plants (this has still to be defined)

So go on and define these implications in your proposal. Currently, no
implications exist.

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