[Tagging] Tagging National Forests

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 15:50:03 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:45:23AM +0200, Daniel Koć wrote:

> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Forest
> The whole issue is not as straightforward as one can reasonably expect.


> According to Wikipedia:
> "A forest is a large area of land covered with trees or other woody
> vegetation.[1] Hundreds of more precise definitions of forest are used
> throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree
> height, land use, legal standing and ecological function.[2][3][4] According
> to the widely-used[5][6] United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
> definition, forests covered an area of four billion hectares (15 million
> square miles) or approximately 30 percent of the world's land area in
> 2006.[4]"

which only scratches the surface. We want to map ground level, shrub level
and tree level vegetation etc. Also the soil and some geology bellow. Those 
are genrally overlapping areas with densitiy maps.


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