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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 00:42:53 UTC 2017

On 09-Jan-17 11:19 AM, Warin wrote:
> 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

I have now made a _MAJOR_ change to 
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dgrass ... to reflect 
what I think should be there.

Feel free to disagree ... I'll only argue back :)

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