[Tagging] British term for municipal greenery?

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 08:43:30 UTC 2018

>From previous discussions on this topic I learned that there are
several groups with different ideas about the tagging (see the Dutch
forum, as well as in the archives of this mailing list, the help
website and the General-topic on the forum)

The groups I see

- people that use landuse=grass, landuse=forest/wood, natural=scrub
since it renders
- people that use landcover=... (and don't care about empty spots on the map)
- people that  use landuse=village_green since it renders
- people that map it as leisure=garden
- some Dutch people invented a new tag, something like "public:green=yes" or so
- and in this thread I learned that some will use man_made=flowerbed
or man_made="something green".

there are pro's and con's for all those approaches and I don't see the
community coming to consensus soon. It would make a nice topic for
workshop on SOTM :-)



On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 10:02 AM, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> landuse=village_green is used a lot. That works fine for grass-covered
> areas, because it's rendered green, but it misinterprets the term
> village_green and we're still stuck with the scrub, forest, orchard and
> hedge type greenery areas. The wiki for village_green says:
> This tag is very often not used to map the distinctive part of a village
> centre as described above, but to map all kinds of mixed vegetation (plants,
> bushes, flowers, small trees, grass), mostly in urban areas, very often
> maintained by the Municipality. See the photos on the talk page for this
> type of use.
> Such use of the tag is incorrect, and a better tagging for these situations
> needs to be defined.
> I guess I am looking for a better definition which can be implemented
> without much hustle.
> E.g. replace landuse=village_green with landuse=decorative (defaut
> rendering=greenish) then add landcover=scrub|trees|bushes|sand|gravel as
> needed.
> If rendering of these landcover values could be foreseen in the near future,
> retagging can be expected and a lot of fake orchards, mini-forests and fak
> village_greens would disappear from Nederland.
> 2018-06-05 6:48 GMT+02:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>:
>> 4 Jun 2018, 23:50 by pelderson at gmail.com:
>> Problem is, landcover is not rendered. Nobody is going to retag for
>> notrendered. Probably never going to change.
>> Using landcover (probably in addition to rendered tags) increases chance
>> that
>> it will be rendered by at least some.
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