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

Sergio Manzi smz at smz.it
Wed Jan 23 00:56:57 UTC 2019

Well, sorry, obviously I did an editing mistake and the "/Wikipedia defines 6 types of forest/" phrase jumped up in the wrong place: it should be just above the dotted list of forest types...

Sorry about the confusion...


On 2019-01-23 01:52, Sergio Manzi wrote:
> Only about the cited point (/tagging natural forests as natural=wood/), I think a natural forest should be tagged as natural=forest (/quite logically, I would say.../), while natural=wood should be reserved for "small forests" (/which is one of the possible meaning of "wood" in English, if I'm not mistaken/).
> Also please consider that "forest" is very generic, and we could be willing to more exactly define which kind of forest we are tagging (/and eventually have it rendered accordingly/).
> To this extent the only way I see in the Wiki is to use the leaf_type=* tag (/and only"broadleaved", "needleleaved" and "mixed" are defined as possible values/).Wikipedia defines 6 types of forest:
> But to me a forest is not just "a lot of trees", but an entire ecosystem dominated by trees. And those ecosystems can be very different between different continents and latitudes.
>   * Temperate needleleaf
>   * Temperate broadleaf and mixed
>   * Tropical moist
>   * Tropical dry
>   * Sparse trees and parkland
>   * Forest plantations
> I think we should be (somehow) able to tag those types.
> Please also check the sixth forest type described in Wikipedia (/Forest plantations/): I think it coincide with the "forestry" concept we are talking about in the thread (/landuse=forestry, or whatever.../).
> Cheers,
> Sergio
> On 2019-01-23 01:00, Peter Elderson wrote:
>> Natural forests could be preferably tagged as natural=wood ...
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