[Tagging] Allotments plot / lot tagging and ref?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 23:57:43 UTC 2019

On Sun, 6 Jan 2019 at 23:46, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> The current wiki page for landuse=allotments
> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dallotments) states
> that one should "Use allotments=plot and/or boundary=lot for an
> individual plot and lot=number_of_plot for number of plot."

It has changed since I looked at it several months ago (or my memory of it
has).  I don't
remember boundary=lot or lot=number_of_plot.

However, the wiki page for allotments=plot
> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:allotments%3Dplot) states
> "You may want to use the ref=* to indicate the number assigned to your
> plot."

That I remember.  And found it to be of little value as it didn't render
and wasn't displayed by iD.

The other interesting fact is that the proposal page for

Ah, the proposal page.  Last time I looked it had a link to an example,
created by the
proposer.  Which didn't use ref=* but did use name=*.  The name IS
displayed by iD,
but isn't rendered.  So, for the sake of my sanity, I used name as well as
ref so I could see
what I was doing.

I should also point out that the name of the plot in the example made it
clear it was a memorial
plot (something like "Fred J Bloggs Memorial Plot").  Using the name of the
person utilizing the
plot would possibly breach data protection legislation.  Just saying, for
those tempted to do

allotments=plot and the wiki page both show this as an "approved" tag,
> however there were 8 opposing votes and only 9 approving votes in the
> 14 day voting period, so it should have been marked as rejected back
> in 2013. Perhaps the status should be changed to "in use", since it is
> used 11,000 times.

Yeah, the proposer was naughty.  But it's now a de facto tag anyway and
should be documented
as such.  One day plots may even be rendered, but I'm not holding my breath.

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