[Tagging] landcover=asphalt ; landuse=highway

Leo Gaspard osm-ml at leo.gaspard.io
Fri Jul 13 13:36:39 UTC 2018

These tags has already been put forth in the landcover proposal [1], but
I was just pointed to [2] where a user complained (rightfully) that the
shape of the road on OSM mismatched the shape of the actual road.

As a consequence, I think we should add the `landuse=highway` in the
list of officially-defined tags, especially given it is already used
~10k times.

And encourage putting the relevant polygon inside the associatedStreet,
because that would make sense.

And potentially also add landcover=asphalt, because why not?

FTR, google maps already has a similar feature, that is visible eg. at [3]

What do you think about this?

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/landcover

[2] https://www.openstreetmap.org/note/1387860


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