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

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 09:51:04 UTC 2018


After looking over a lot of green areas in and around a few cities, I think
some way of recording mixed landcovers, particularly grass&trees and
scrub&trees, would be nice2have. A field of grass with a few trees is
*=grass, an area of trees with grass underneath is *=trees, but in between
a many areas of grass and/or scrub(s) with say 30-70% trees. Generally,
from the air you would say it's all trees, while on the ground it's mainly
grass with a lot of dark columns carrying a green roof blocking the sun.



2018-06-13 11:36 GMT+02:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> 2018-06-13 11:31 GMT+02:00 <osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au>:
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>> Landuse describes how the land is used.
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>> residential, industrial, commercial, retail, military, farmland,
>> forestry, ...
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>> None of these have a fixed implication of what's on the land.
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>> Landcover describes what's on the land.
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>> grass, scrub, trees, concrete, ...
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>> None of these have a fixed implication if the landcover is natural or man
>> made or managed.
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> +1, that's also what I would find intuitive.
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>> Any point on the map has one actual landuse and one actual landcover.
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> every point will have a landcover, but not every point will have landuse.
> Only used land has landuse. E.g. on antarctica (or in deserts) you will not
> have any use for most of the land.
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>> And landuse=grass doesn't make any sense at all. I'm not aware of any
>> place where "grass" would be an appropiate land*use*.
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> +1
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> Cheers,
> Martin
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