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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 07:55:56 UTC 2019

And where do you put the name of the forest/wood ? On the MP or on the
outer way ?
 I would think on the outer way, as the scrub is part of the named
area. But then I have an outer way with only a name tag. Is that
correct ?


On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 8:51 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23/01/19 18:25, Peter Elderson wrote:
> > The rendering itself is a github issue of course, but it shoud be
> > based on consistent tagging, which is a tagging list concern.
> >
> > I slipped up in the contradicting paragraphs... I meant, an area
> > landCOVER=grass within a landUSE=forest.
> >
> > Main point is, let's recognise / support the growing use of the
> > landcover key for the three main values: trees, grass and scrub. Then,
> > bump the issues with the main renderers and editors. How to do that is
> > not for this list, you are absolutely right about that.
> >
> > Only after that step, rediscuss the landuse key.
> This developed from a simple question of how to map a tree area that has
> holes in it of scrub etc.
> A fairly simply question?
> The simple answer is to map the tree area as a relation with;
> natural=wood (even if not 'natural' as OSM acepts that the key 'natural'
> encompass things that many regard as not 'natural'), type multipolygon,
> The surrounding closed way with the role outer.
> Then place simple closed way/s for the hole/s tagged natural=scrub as
> appropriate .. and then place them in the relation with the role 'inner'.
> ------------------------
> The problem came the simple use of the word forest!
> There is no need to wait for other steps to use the tag
> landuse=forestry, it does not conflict with 'landcover' or 'natural'
> tagging.
> Many keys and values are developed in parallel.
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