[Tagging] Livestock=* to specify the livestock animals in a farmyard or meadow?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 23:35:30 UTC 2019

Re: produce,

It's much harder for a mapper to find out if a herd of goats is used
to produce milk, meat or cheese than to just tag "there are goats
here", even if you are doing a local survey. Unless the farm has a
sign like "Farmer Joe's Eggs", it's not easy to tell if chickens are
raised for meat or eggs, or for live sale to other farms. This is why
I believe it would be useful to have a standard key to tag livestock
animals on farms, just as there are tags for the type of crops growing
on farmland, the type of orchard/plantation trees/plants, and the type
of aquatic organism raised in aquaculture ponds.

It's okay if mappers want to add produce=cheese to an farmyard where
goats are kept, but it's still useful to add animal/livestock=goats -
this also shows that it's goat cheese, not regular cow milk cheese.


On 8/20/19, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 19. Aug 2019, at 15:28, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> If we remove the animal=yes tags, there are about 247 uses of animal=*
>> on landuse=farmyard, landuse=meadow, and landuse=farmland combined, so
>> it's not huge.
> animal=yes/no would already be a quite useful generic distinction for
> farmyards
> It’s not very common, I agree.
> Cheers Martin
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