[Tagging] Flower fields as tourism attraction
61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 06:12:16 UTC 2018
humm ... for me it is only an attraction when in flower. So would need
some seasonal tagging with the tourism tag?
Flowers can be part of agriculture - grown for sale in florist shops for
On 09/04/18 11:50, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> How about
> There are similar areas in Thailand for sunflowers.
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 7:29 AM John Willis <johnw at mac.com
> <mailto:johnw at mac.com>> wrote:
> TL:DR - we need a “flower field” tag or a variant of flowerbed.
> tat is not related to farming, but more to garden or tourism.
> This is a tag for the field itself, not the entire location, which
> may need a garden:type=spectacle value to define it.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/flowerbed (yay!
> more landuse= values!)
> I visited a tulip field In Japan yesterday; thousands of people
> coming to take photographs of a field of flowers and the Dutch
> windmill they built.
> This is very similar to the flower fields (and windmill) in
> Calrlsbad, California - the tulips and other flowers grown are a
> spectacle to attract visitors.
> It is not a commercial farm which happens to be pretty. it is a
> carefully planned place to attract tourists to see the flowers as
> a spectacle - like a garden or park.
> I understand that in Holland, those are commercial farms
> (landuse=farmland crop=flowers), the beauty is incidental. But
> people recreate the spectacle on a smaller scale as purely a
> tourist attraction.
> Similarly, Hitachinaka Park has a large hill which they rotate the
> crop of flowers (Nemophila is the most popular) and tens of
> thousands of people come to see the flowers every season.
> I tagged the flower area on the hill a year or so ago - but was
> unsure of how to tag the flowered ground. I left it untagged.
> Visible here
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/javbw/23417161516/in/dateposted-public/ (
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/javbw/11094010745/in/dateposted-public/ (
> Spring) .
> There are also large fields of colorful shibazakura that are
> planted as a tourist attraction. in many large flower grounds.
> In all these instances, the flower fields are a tourist
> attraction. their primary purpose is similar to a botanical garden
> - they are grown to be viewed - but in a garden/park like atmosphere.
> These images are very popular online, especially the large field
> near Mt Fuji. . https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=shibazakura
> People may buy some flowers, but it is incidental - people
> primarily come to see them. It’s not flower art - there is no
> “image” grown into the flowers - the flowers themselves are the
> having it tagged as farmland seems wrong. It’s not a crop. It’s
> not a plant nursery. It’s not a botanical garden.
> It’s not a “park” - the entire location may be a form of
> “garden” tagged as a tourist attraction, but the **field itself**
> needs a tag.
> Flowerbed? seems a little weird to tag 3000m2 as a flowerbed. But
> if it is approved I will use it.
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