[Tagging] landuse=landfill : for regular/irregular ones

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Fri Jan 4 19:43:08 UTC 2019

On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 18:41:19 +0000
Sérgio V. <svolk2 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Many times in Brazil we found irregular landuse=landfill for urban
> waste disposals. Many times they are simple trash grounds uncontroled.
> Guess only 10% of them in Brazil are regularized.
> There are 2 fundamental classes according to its situation:
> A) "Sanitary Landfill" (in Brazil "Aterro Sanitário") : regular;
> officiall, controled, made according to health and environmental
> standards; B) Simple "dumping grounds" ("Lixão") : irregular;
> unofficial and uncontroled, poluting waterways and underground
> waters, soil, etc.
> Perhaps it's not common in Europe to have this distinction. But I
> suppose it's the default situation in most of the rest of the world.
> I've seen in sattelite images many similars in many other parts of
> the underdeveloped world, it's easy to find it around - or inside -
> urban areas. They are not covered with any protective materials like
> successive regular layers of soil, but just open air trashes.
> We've been talking many times in Brazil that we would need a tag (or
> sub-tag) to them, they are well known and distinguished. How could we
> tag this important difference? I think that using "landuse=landfill"
> + "landfill=regular/irregular" would be pretty enough. Would it be ok?
> Or perhaps  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:landfill:waste
> landfill:waste=regular/irregular?
> But seems it's for specifying the materials on waste, and not for the
> condition of the landfill, its official environmental control.

Would adding "informal=yes" to the dumping grounds work?


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