[Tagging] landcover dune or land form dune

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 04:21:34 UTC 2019


Another question: the tag natural=dune has been included on the list
of features at Template:Generic:Map_Features:natural (used on
Key:natural) for a long time, but not on the list
Template:Map_Features:natural (used on the main Map Features page).

Should natural=dune be added to Map Features, or does it need further
discussion?

On 8/26/19, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Agreed. I already mentioned this to the user who created the tag on
> the page Talk:Tag:landcover=dunes
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:landcover%3Ddunes (note
> plural "dunes"); t
>
> There seems to be confusion about what the key "landcover" means,
> because recently there have also been pages created for
> landcover=water and landcover=hedge as well.
>
> This also brings up the question: is it appropriate to edit pages like
> this to mention the more common tags at the top, e.g. natural=dune,
> natural=sand? Often other editors are unhappy when I add something
> like "Consider using the more common tags natural=dune or
> natural=sand" - but if anyone can create a Tag: or Key: page, it seems
> important that similar and synonymous tags are mentioned at the top.
>
> On 8/26/19, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>>
>> There is a wiki entry for 'landcover=dune'.
>>
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/landcover#Landcover_tags_and_related_tags
>>
>>
>> It has 0 uses in the data base.
>>
>>
>> There is an existing tag 'natural=dune'.
>>
>>
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Ddune
>>
>>
>>
>> To me dune is a land form.
>>
>>  From the Oxford Dictionary "A mound or ridge of sand or other loose
>> sediment formed by the wind, especially on the sea coast or in a desert."
>>
>>
>> So it is a mound or ridge ...ie a land form like a hill or a valley.
>>
>>
>>
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