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

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Jan 11 21:50:26 UTC 2017

The green spaces ( and concrete or whatever) around a road are part of 
the infrastructure of a road. If the road wasn't there the land would 
have another use, such as farmland. So I believe this should be 
landuse=highway. It is being used as part of the surroundings of the 
highway. It doesn't doesn't stop someone micro mapping to add more detail.

Chris Hill (chillly)

On 11/01/2017 21:40, Warin wrote:
> And I disagree with all of them being leisure=garden.
> The green patches between a road and a footway are not 'leisure' 
> things .. they are 'safety' things .. particularly beside busy roads.
> If these same areas were covered with concrete .. would you still 
> think of them as 'leisure'? In other words .. are you associating the 
> 'cover' with the 'use' of these areas?
> Approach =the problem from 2 different ways of thinking -
> What is the 'cover' ... landcover ?
> and then
> What is the 'use' ... landuse?
> Once you divide those 2 things up it makes it clearer what is there.
> On 11-Jan-17 10:22 PM, Volker Schmidt wrote:
>> @Marc Zoutendijk
>> thanks for the photos.
>> I agree with all of them as leisure=garden, except for the bottom 
>> right one. From the photo it is not clear whether this is spontaneous 
>> vegetation or planted vegetation. Only n the latter case I would 
>> accept  the garden concept
>> On 11 January 2017 at 10:56, Marc Zoutendijk <marczoutendijk at mac.com 
>> <mailto:marczoutendijk at mac.com>> wrote:
>>>     Op 10 jan. 2017, om 05:14 heeft Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com
>>>     <mailto:marc.gemis at gmail.com>> het volgende geschreven:
>>>     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).
>>     To help us focus on what type of “green” I’m (and others) are
>>     thinking of, I have prepared a photo-collage:
>>     https://marczoutendijk.stackstorage.com/s/guN1x7PBfZfP1ZR
>>     <https://marczoutendijk.stackstorage.com/s/guN1x7PBfZfP1ZR>
>>     At the core of all this we we see:
>>     - areas of any size but more often small
>>     - a variety of grass, plants, flowers and trees in any number and
>>     combination
>>     - located mostly inside urban areas
>>     - there is not normally an entrance to the area but sometime a
>>     footpath divides it
>>     Tagging this with leisure=garden covers all situations quiet
>>     well, save for the “entrance” part.
>>     One other idea was to add the operator=* tag. E.g.
>>     operator=municipality.
>>     One of the other possibilities (proposed in the Dutch Forum) to
>>     tackle this problem, is to redifine village_green to mean
>>     something different in The Netherlands then in the UK. Such local
>>     meaning of tags we also see for highway tagging.
>>     Marc Zoutendijk

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