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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Thu Jun 7 21:37:27 UTC 2018

7. Jun 2018 19:41 by kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com <mailto:kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>:

> and that a preferable spelling might be landcover=trees (if that is what is meant) or landuse=forestry (if the land is actively managed as a producing forest)
> This is not 'deprecating' landuse=forest - -
> it's still there, it can be there indefinitely, it can render correctly.

It is exactly deprecating it - see for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecation>
"In several fields, deprecation is the discouragement of use of some terminology, feature, 
design, or practice, typically because it has been superseded or is no longer considered 
efficient or safe, without completely removing it or prohibiting its use. "
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