[Tagging] landcover dune or land form dune

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 05:47:32 UTC 2019


I think yes, add natural=dune to map features.

I think natural means that the feature has a natural way of growing or forming, even if it’s guided, maintained  or engineered by man. 
I know some artificial dunes, many artificial woods, many artificial landscapes and beaches. After creation, they behave naturally, as they are intended to do. Plants grow, trees grow and multiply, animals settle in, sand blows and gathers, water rises, flows and lowers, just as when the feature was indeed natural. Key natural is fine there.

Fr gr Peter Elderson

> Op 26 aug. 2019 om 06:21 heeft Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> 
> 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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