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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Jan 23 09:03:30 UTC 2019

I admit that I am putting it on MP, despite that it would be more correct to
put in an outer way with some tagging indicating that it refers to this entire forest.

Unfortunately, I have no good idea for tagging it properly. 

place=locality is rather for small places
landuse=logging, landuse=forestry would be also incorrect in nearly all cases
natural=forest, natural=wood - well, there is a reason why there is MP here

Maybe place=forest would fit well?

And in some cases like village or town inside forest second MP would be needed. 

Jan 23, 2019, 8:55 AM by marc.gemis at gmail.com:

> 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 <mailto: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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