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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 01:34:56 UTC 2019

I would be very happy if more mappers start tagging leaf_type and
leaf_cycle. Certainly it is possible to add further detail. In temperate
regions one could tag the dominant species of tree in woodlands where the
majority of trees are one species, eg Ponderosa Pine or Douglas Fir in the
western USA.

For more complex forests, a new key might be needed, but it could be
difficult for mappers to recognize some of the finer distinctions. I grew
up in the Klamath National Forest, and I have some interest in Botany, but
I’m not sure I would know where to draw the line between different types of
woodland in my home area, beyond simple things like leaf_type, leaf_cycle,
and dominant species, and maybe tree or shrub density.

Maybe year-round rain vs wet season / dry season?

Here in my adopted homeland of Indonesia, it’s all just “hutan” (forest /
woodland of any type)

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 10:24 AM Sergio Manzi <smz at smz.it> wrote:

> Hi!
> On 2019-01-23 02:10, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> The one thing that’s missing is a tag for the density of the main
> vegetation type; is it a dense canopy of trees, or dense scrubland, verses
> more widely spaced.
> Not only that (and the "leaf cycle" thing): again, a forest is not a bunch
> of trees (*maybe all of the same kind*), and there are very good
> definitions for every kind of forest.
> How would you tag a South Indian "Shola" or eastern Guadeloupe's tropical
> forest?
> We are not interested in this kind of detail when it comes to nature?
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