[Tagging] The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Wed Jun 6 14:39:32 UTC 2018

On Wednesday 06 June 2018, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> there is unanimous (?) consensus that landuse is about the usage of
> land (“For describing the primary use of areas of land.”)

I don't think so.

There probably is a strong majority among OSM mappers that (rightfully) 
think key semantics are irrelevant for the actual meaning of tags.

What a tag in OSM means depends on what it is actually used for, not 
what someone says the key used requires it to mean.

Christoph Hormann

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