[Tagging] Forest parcel with other landcover (scrub, scree…): how to map?

David Marchal penegal at live.fr
Tue Jan 22 18:13:02 UTC 2019


Your landuse=forestry proposal seems good to me: it is clear enough, and the transition process you describe here seems consistent with what I know about such transitions which already happened. If I understand you, the main problem for landuse=forestry is to include it in the standard style to not discourage its use, but style devs rejected adding its rendering before its use spread a bit. Some sort of vicious circle, in fact?

Awaiting your answer,


> Le 21 janv. 2019 à 21:44, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Ideally, if we get landuse=forestry and it eventually renders, landuse=forest would be
> deprecated and slowly replaced when a mapper encounters it.  It's a misbegotten tag
> that has been used inconsistently.  It was intended to mean what the suggested
> landuse=forestry means, but has largely been used to mean what natural=wood means.
> landuse=forest is wrong two ways.  A forest is not landuse.  You might be able to justify
> landcover=forest but that's already dealt with by landcover=trees.  You might be able to
> make an argument for natural=forest (a big wood) in the same way we draw a 
> distinction between rivers and streams.  The only way it can be considered landuse is
> if the land is used for forestry, but then we have the mismatch with natural English which
> is part of the reason it was misused and part of the reason people keep proposing
> landuse=forestry.
> Any migration would have to be on a case-by-case basis.  If land used for forestry is
> tagged as landuse=forest it should (eventually) be migrated to landuse=forestry.
> If not used for forestry then landcover=trees or natural=wood.
> But all that requires that this list and the carto people manage to get all our shit in the
> same sock.
> Maybe it's worth a formal proposal for landuse=forestry suggesting dual-tagging as
> an interim workaround for it not being rendered, with a later clean-up.  Because we're
> going to keep coming back to this one until we finally do something about it.
> -- 
> Paul
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