[Tagging] landuse=logging

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 06:44:55 UTC 2017


No worries. I'm still thinking about it.

The English language is a difficulty as the various dialects drift 
apart. Tending away from crop towards produce .. as that term 
encompasses more - eg fish, oysters.


On 10-Jan-17 05:23 PM, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> Oops. I see it was Warin that introduced crop=timber.
>
> A good choice of terms in any case.
>
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Dave Swarthout 
> <daveswarthout at gmail.com <mailto:daveswarthout at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     @warin,
>
>     This is another laughable instance of how terminology we consider
>     normal is so different across the ocean. To Americans timber
>     refers to the standing trees in a forest. Timber is felled and cut
>     into lumber. We might describe an area as being "heavily timbered"
>     or having "standing timber". One would never substitute the word
>     lumber for timber in either of those phrases. A place that was
>     "heavily lumbered" would imply that the trees had been felled,
>     removed, and cut up into boards which we call lumber.
>
>     In this particular case these differences can be handily
>     side-stepped because John Willis offers the use of crop=timber,
>     which works to clarify the terminology without offending anyone
>     while still being entirely correct.
>
>     > crop=timber
>     > crop=rubber
>     +1
>
>     Cheers,
>     Dave
>
>     On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:25 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com
>     <mailto:johnw at mac.com>> wrote:
>
>
>
>         Sent from my iPhone
>
>         > On Jan 10, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com
>         <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         >
>         > There are other things produced by forestry ...
>         > maple syrup for Canadians
>         > rubber from rubber trees
>         > various oils (tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil)
>         > as well as timber.
>         >
>         > From the crop wiki I think this can be an additional tag for
>         landuse=forest ...
>         > crop=timber
>         > crop=rubber
>         > etc.
>
>         +1
>
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