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

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 09:37:06 UTC 2018

 > In general, on spotting the problem on wiki the best way to deal with it
is to edit it

Would you like me to add more realistic and more common examples of
landuses which are not landuses? I just checked the residential I live in
and most of the landuse=forest an landuse=grass areas are much more
significant than the middle of a roundabout or grass on a railway.

2018-06-08 11:03 GMT+02:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>:

> 6. Jun 2018 16:34 by osm at imagico.de:
> The problem here is that it is not just one or two, there is a
> significant group of people, at least a dozen overall i suppose, who on
> the wiki consider it their mission to educate mappers on correct use of
> tags (based on certain ideas regarding key semantics or data model
> ideas in general) rather than documenting their actual use. The
> uselessness of many tag pages on the wiki -
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landcover%3Dgrass and
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landcover%3Dtrees are good
> examples here - is largely due to that. They are filled with talking
> points from the fight for 'correct' key semantics that leave the mapper
> looking for substantial information on tag use with nothing but
> confusion.
> I made some edits intended to fix this issue:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%
> 3Alanduse%3Dgrass&type=revision&diff=1615924&oldid=1589206
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Landuse&
> type=revision&diff=1615922&oldid=1601313
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key%
> 3Alanduse&type=revision&diff=1615920&oldid=1557401
> In general, on spotting the problem on wiki the best way to deal with it
> is to edit it
> (it generally takes less time than complaining).
> _______________________________________________
> Tagging mailing list
> Tagging at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging

Vr gr Peter Elderson
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/attachments/20180608/c410afe7/attachment.html>

More information about the Tagging mailing list