[Tagging] Rock outcrops in forest

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun May 27 11:30:01 UTC 2018


27. May 2018 12:50 by ture at turepalsson.se <mailto:ture at turepalsson.se>:


> One of the features in this data is ”berg i dagen”, translated as ”rock outcrop” on the legend of the printed maps. These areas often overlap forest. What you typically find on the ground in those cases is sparse pine forest, where the layer of organic material on the forest floor is so thin that there are large patches of more or less naked rock between the trees.
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> How should these areas be tagged in OSM? Some of them have been imported as natural=bare_rock overlapping with landuse=forest, but this has led to protests from persons stating that bare_rock should be used only for areas of naked rock, with little or no vegetation (and, looking at the Wiki, I can only agree with them).
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I mapped some cases like that manually - based on survey, aerial images and lidar also as  

natural=bare_rock. I am a bit surprised that it is supposed to be incorrect.
I would count "more or less naked rock between the trees" as "with little or no vegetation".
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