[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Document personal tags in Proposed_features/ space, User: space, or Tag:/Key: space?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 16:38:50 UTC 2019

Am Mo., 26. Aug. 2019 um 00:19 Uhr schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <
joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:

> While some have suggested that uses of the landuse=* key like
> landuse=grass, landuse=village_green and landuse=recreation_area lead
> to misuse of the landuse=* key, the landcover=* key appears to be even
> more problematic.
> A newer user, Henke54, has continued to create new pages like
> Tag:landcover=dunes -
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landcover%3Ddunes (instead of
> Tag:natural=dune), Tag:landcover=water (instead of natural=water),
> Tag:landcover=hedge (instead of barrier=hedge) and
> Tag:landcover=greenery (meant for all types of vegetation? Or
> shrubberies? Flower beds?) in the Tag: space.

IMHO this is less a problem of the landcover tag and more a problem of the
user Henke54. Did you contact him?
E.g. "dunes" are a landform and clearly not suitable for the landcover tag,
and with 3 uses there is not more to it than a misleading wiki page

> I think this shows that the concept of "landcover" is not clear even
> among users who promote this key over the established keys for
> vegetation and landform features (eg natural=*).

I would say this could be solved by education, at least there is a concept,
which sooner or later could be understood by most of the mappers.

> What should we do with a page like Tag:landcover=dunes? I already
> tried adding a mention that natural=dune was more common and mentioned
> on the Talk page that "dune" is a landform, not a landcover, but this
> was reverted.

IMHO it should be converted into a proposal or moved to the user's area in
the wiki, tag documentation is about tags that are used and where there is
consensus about their use. If this is not clear, a proposal suits better.

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