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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 04:14:08 UTC 2017

I thought the original question was broader than just the patches of
green next to the road. I also want to know how to map those green
patches when they are not part of roundabouts, or are located between
sidewalk and road (where cars drive).

What about the green patches around public buildings ? Next to
playgrounds ? Do they get landuse=civic, or leisure=recreation_area ?
And to repeat you question, what if on the other side there is a
railway, a street etc.

Is "green" considered a garden when it is around a building, but not
when it is between a cycleway and the main road ?

And what about the large grass areas in village centers ? Park,
recreation, garden ?


On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> However this use of the tag landuse=grass is not consistent with any other
> landuse tag.
> It at the very least confuses mappers!
> The only 'use' I can think of for grass by the land is that of production
> and harvesting.
> Anything else is a simple coverage.
> The wiki says
> A tag for a smaller areas of mown and managed grass for example in the
> middle of a roundabout, verges beside a road or in the middle of a
> dual-carriageway. Should not be used where a more specific tag is available.
> It is typical that landuse=grass is misused and should be changed to
> landcover=grass (for example: patches of grass between tracks in railway
> corridor - area that should be tagged with landuse=railway).
> So a patch of grass beside a road has a different tag than the same patch of
> grass beside a railway!
> What happens when the patch of grass has a highway on one side and a railway
> on the other ? Ridiculous!!!

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