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

Ralph Aytoun ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 10 00:15:04 UTC 2017

When I was maintaining survey plans the landuse=highway would cover the
extent of the area owned and maintained by the highways agency and not just
the highway itself. This area would include the highways, the soft or hard
shoulders, sidewalks (pavements), roundabouts and islands, central
reservations, the landscaped and lawn areas, the buffer areas, the
trees/shrubs/barriers for soundproofing and the fences/barriers along the
outer perimeter to keep animals and humans off the highway.
Even in the towns the landuse=residential would be islands separated by
landuse=highway, which would include all maintained roads, sidewalks and 
adjoining land acquired for the road servitude.
Depicting landuse=highway like this would be cartographically correct and 
any features within this road servitude would be tagged accordingly.


-----Original Message----- 
From: John Willis
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 11:40 PM
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Subject: Re: [Tagging] Wrong use of landuse=village_green - but what else to 

On Jan 10, 2017, at 5:49 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

>> The wiki page has been reverted. Stop trolling.
>> tom
> Not trolling. Raising the discussion, waving the flag ... this tag is 
> something I trip over every now and then and it really annoys me.

As a person who "raised the discussion" around here in the past, you can 
pretty much say whatever you want - but doing unilateral changes to an 
established tag is not accepted community behavior. Documenting an existing 
in-use tag by creating a new page, fine - but changing the def to break such 
a well used tag is not good etiquette.

Changing the tag to discourage use in favor of other tags (like landuse=farm 
was depreciated) is also something people do -

But going and changing the wiki page unilaterally to break existing usage 
just gets you a reverted wiki page and a scowl from members of the 
community. Which is what just happened.

Hash it out here (where very little gets changed) instead of doing by 
yourself (where your big change is reverted to nothing).

Your point about how a highway overrun being an overrun no matter the 
covering is valid - but you are not going about it in a good way.
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