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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 08:01:45 UTC 2019

Nice question Marc.

What is this named area?
Does it have some (taggable) function?
Is it 'just' a location? place=location?

On 23/01/19 18:55, Marc Gemis wrote:
> 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 ?
> m.
> 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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