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

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Mon Jan 9 06:25:05 UTC 2017

> On Jan 9, 2017, at 1:39 PM, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be a great option, but that's not what the gardeners
> maintaining the traffic islands, rotary or otherwise, are planting
> here.


Tagging the trees and the flowerbeds is great - but all that other 1-3m tall green crap people maintain around roads is all hedges to me, unless it is just scrub or another wild landuse for unmaintained places. 


The road I'm driving in Tokyo right now has 3 types of (very thick) bushes along the road separating the road traffic from the pedestrians, some small mullberry trees and vines growing on frames to emulate a hedge. 

Out in the rural spots, the "grass" on small little places around the roads is usually thick weeds. 

It's all barrier=hedge to me. Tag the trees if you can.

The grass in a highway median is overrun for out of control cars - clearly landuse=highway + landcover=grass.  Grass in the center of a roundabout would be too.

The hedges and landscaping are blocking People from walking, biking, or from dumping their garbage - or as some kind of landscaping to prevent people casually walking in the area - seems like barrier=hedge to me. Flowerbeds are great and very specific - but how often are there tended beds of flowers? 

They may not be hedgerows, but it is a barrier in many cases. They may be little bushes or vines. Or little tree shaped things. But as a group, it is a barrier, similar to how barrier=rope is a barrier - more symbolic than forceful. 


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