[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - landuse=governmental

SelfishSeahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 20:19:01 UTC 2018

On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 at 20:35, Tom Hardy <rhardy702 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to throw a couple more your way:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/622149574
> landuse=garages is a staging area for city public works and county truck
> repair, and
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/448672572
> amenity=recycling is for city run recycling of yard waste
> I couldn't find exactly appropriate tagging so I think I used a sort of least
> appropriate method.

The tagging seems fine to me.

> Is it time to consider some sort of general overhaul of landuse to make it
> more flexible?

Are you thinking of a system with sub-keys? Not sure if a general
overhaul is necessary, but land use (as well as land cover) certainly
has room for improvement: there are missing land uses (e.g. the
proposed governing area or forestry) and some of the current tags are
problematical and confusing (e.g. retail, which actually is a subset
of commercial).

By the way, if someone is interested, i've recently made a table
comparing land use categories from the UK's National Land Use Database
with OSM's landuse tags:



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