[Tagging] landcover=asphalt ; landuse=highway

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 13:43:18 UTC 2018

From what I remember people are already using  `area:highway=*` for detailed street area mapping.
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/area%3Ahighway <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/area:highway>

I would think `landuse=highway` would work kind of like `landuse=railway`, used to map a right of way corridor, not the actual asphalt surface.

Thanks, Bryan

> On Jul 13, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Leo Gaspard <osm-ml at leo.gaspard.io> wrote:
> 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
> [3]
> https://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/#18/35.8820/139.5169&num=2&mt0=mapnik&mt1=google-map
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