[Tagging] Tag for a plateau or tableland?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 07:31:45 UTC 2019


On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 at 07:09, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> This does make it harder for mappers to decide which one they should use,
> but if in doubt they can just pick one they think is best.
>

The local convention as to what it is may help them decide.

An alternative is natural=plateau + plateau=butte|mesa or something like
> that.
>

The problem with that is that plateau, butte and mesa refer to (depending
upon which Wikipedia
article you look at) either different absolute sizes or different
height/area ratios.  And while
plateau=butte and plateau=mesa may not offend too many sensibilities,
plateau=plateau looks
rather silly.  And you can't use plateau=yes because that might be used for
"it's flat but I can't
tell if it's a butte or a mesa."

-- 
Paul
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