[Tagging] Produce tags for orchards

Tobias Zwick osm at westnordost.de
Thu Jul 27 20:19:49 UTC 2017

Hey there

Together with Roland Kr├╝ger, I am in the process of letting users of
StreetComplete, a surveyor app for OpenStreetMap, specify the produce of
We did a lot of research on which plants are grown on orchards [2] and
are now at the point where we need to decide how these should be tagged.

Unfortunately, there are *three* competing keys to describe basically
the same things (for orchards). Neither of these is deprecated, all are
in use: trees, crop and produce.

I'd like to hear your opinion about which tagging would be preferable in
your opinion. As all three can be inferred from each other, I want to
use _one_ tag consistently to avoid adding duplicate information just to
satisfy all the different ways to tag the same thing.

So, the options are:

1. trees=apple_trees, trees=oil_palms, trees=raspberry,
   trees=vanilla_plants, trees=rubber_trees etc...

2. crop=apple, crop=palm_oil, crop=raspberry, crop=vanilla, crop=rubber

3. produce=apple, produce=palm_oil, produce=raspberry, produce=vanilla,
   produce=rubber, etc...


[1] https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete/issues/368
[2] https://github.com/rugk/crops-parser

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