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

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 09:05:06 UTC 2018

Most would agree that it is rather stretching the meaning of forest, but
it's the closest availabl tag to get the tree patches rendered on the map.

2018-06-08 10:54 GMT+02:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>:

> 8. Jun 2018 10:43 by lionel.giard at gmail.com:
> - first, add landcover=trees in the renderer (putting it the same as
> landuse=forest probably), just to make a get a better tagging in area that
> are not a forest (in other landuse especially). It will gradually help to
> reduce the quantity of "misuse" of the other tags "natural=wood" and
> "landuse=forest"
>  Main problem is that many do not consider current usage of landuse=forest
> to be a misuse.
> It is just how this extremely popular tag is used.
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