[Tagging] Wrong use of landuse=village_green - but what else to use?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 00:19:24 UTC 2017

On 09-Jan-17 08:35 AM, Bill Ricker wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Landuse is a tag that is not about what is there - trees, shrubs, flowers,
>> concrete etc ... but the USE of the area.
>> A park is used for relaxation.
>> A recreation_ground is used for recreation (physical activity). And so on.
> So the the land use under discussion is green, diminutive, and
> decorative yet inaccessible (or inadvisable) -- green median of a dual
> carriageway, plantings in a roundabout center -- Do we have a term in
> our taxonomy for that, either in landuse=* or some other, and if not,
> what should it be?  is that the question ?
> landuse=* may be the wrong tag. Landuse studies normally talk about
> larger areas than 14m2 ... see [1] "For example a leisure=park tag may
> be used to describe a park within a landuse=residential area, or for a
> very large park may be the primary landuse. "
> the Landuse [1] page decries landuse=grass because it's a cover not a
> use,

landuse=grass is for the PRODUCTION of grass - Grass is grown here, 
harvested (with a little soil) and transported somewhere and planted. 
Then more grass is grown etc.

In the same way landuse=forest is for the Production of things from the 
tress grown there.

See http://www.freshturf.co.uk/

> but elsewhere [2] it is documented as the appropriate tag for a
> roundabout center.
> So yes we have a tag in use, but there are reasons it may be wrong.
> If plantings are particularly nice, i suppose it could rise to a
>     leisure=garden, garden:[type,style]=*, access=no
> but the average roundabout or median has a flower box or a mass of
> perennials, not anything i or the maintainers of [3] would admit was a
> garden.
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Landuse
> [2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dgrass
> [3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dgarden

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