[Tagging] Flower fields as tourism attraction

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 06:51:31 UTC 2018

On 12/04/18 15:35, Marc Gemis wrote:
> If it is not landuse=flower_bed,what is the landuse tag then ? The
> land is used for something, not ? So even when you tag it as landcover
> (or man_made) = flower_bed, I would still expect to be able to add a
> landuse tag as well.

Yes... for things like a lilly pond, topiary etc
If not already used for something else - like highway, residential etc.

?landuse=decorative? passive_recreation?

I think the tag should not be a specific physical object but what it is used for - the human attribute.
Does that make sense?

> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 12:04 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11/04/18 19:30, John Willis wrote:
>>> Actual flower Farms are landuse=farmland crop=flowers. Yea, they may have
>>> a viewpoint and a gift shop. But those large commercial farms are not what
>>> I'm talking about.
>>> These are about tagging the actual beds of decorative flowers with
>>> landuse=flowerbed (which I think is totally a landuse - it is land dedicated
>>> to flowers for display or decoration),
>> -1 ... it is not a 'landuse'.
>> The same can be done by other things than flower beds ... lilies on a pond,
>> topiary for example.
>> It is not defined by 'flowerbed!
>> It is a land cover ...
>>> and tagging gardens that are "flower spectacles" - places that grow
>>> flowers primarily as a spectacle (and often charge admission) using a
>>> garden:type=foobar is the two tags I am asking for feedback on.
>>> Landuse=grass is crappy - is it for sports? picnicing? Roadside shoulder?
>>> Landscaping?
>> A flower bed can be for obtaining cut flowers in a residential garden. The
>> land use is still residential, not flowerbed.
>> A flowerbed can be in the middle of a roundabout, the landuse is still
>> highway.
>> The land cover in both the above is a flowerbed.
>>> Luckily flowers in a non-farm sense serve a single purpose - to be looked
>>> at. They are colorful decorations. You don't sleep on them. You don't play
>>> sports on them. People grow flowers in dedicated land merely to be enjoyed.
>> Or to cut up and placed inside for decoration and smell.
>>> ~~~~
>>> Several places around the world grow tulips and build a Dutch windmill to
>>> emulate a working landuse=farmland - but just as Space Mountain is neither a
>>> spaceship nor an actual mountain, these are tourist attractions made to
>>> emulate the look of a farm for people looking to take pictures. These fall
>>> into the category of "flower attractions" and I want to tag these as such.
>> Tourist attractions. Land cover = flowerbed.
>>> When I lived in San diego, the only thing I had ever seen like this is the
>>> Carlsbad flower fields. There are formal botanical gardens and rose gardens
>>> - but a town or large commercial park just doesn't purposefully grow very
>>> large fields of flowers in a large field and put out a viewing platform like
>>> they do in Japan *and* get hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of
>>> people a week that come to just merely view the spectacle  that they
>>> purposefully made, year after year in the same spot and static
>>> configuration.
>>> Maybe it is common in the rest of the world, but these flower spectacles
>>> (and their dedicated area just for flowers) seems something that needs
>>> precise tagging.
>>> Javbw
>>>> On Apr 10, 2018, at 2:19 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> In John Wills original post he talked about tulip farms. T
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