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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Jan 23 08:28:35 UTC 2019

Jan 23, 2019, 8:42 AM by 61sundowner at gmail.com:

> On 23/01/19 18:37, Mateusz Konieczny      wrote:
>> Date: Jan 23, 2019, 8:31 AM
>> From: >> 61sundowner at gmail.com <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>
>> To: >> matkoniecz at tutanota.com <mailto:matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Forest        parcel with other landcover (scrub, scree…): how to map?
>>> On 23/01/19 17:52, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
>>>> Note that many are                  not using "forestry" to mean "using  forest  to
>>>> produce wood".
>>> People within OSM are using          landuse=forestry to mean that it provides some produce for          human benefit.
>>> The key 'landuse' is about          the human use of that land.
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:landuse <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:landuse>
>>> "used to describe the          primary use of land by humans. "
>>> It is not what is there ..          but what the use is by humans. 
>>> If there is concrete there,          or a swamp .. that does not determine what the use is. 
>>> The concrete could for a          roadway, or a sports court. 
>>> The swamp could be a native          reserve, or a waste water filtration system. 
>> It is not changing that        attempting to use landuse=forestry for "forest and associated        area 
>> that is used to produce wood"        mismatches with meaning of        word forestry.
> What definition of the word 'forestry' are you referring?
See  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry> for an example.

See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Forestry <https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Forestry> for other examples.

Some mention restricted meaning "growing timber" but it is certainly not a clear meaning. 

You may prefer to use landuse=logging or something that has a clear meaning
rather than landuse=forestry to tag areas used primarily to grow wood.
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