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

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 09:28:08 UTC 2017


Please remember that the wiki is intended to document what the common use
is, not what the common use should be.
If you want to change the common use please use the available discussion
channels before changing the wiki.

Volker

On 9 January 2017 at 01:42, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
> <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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