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

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 22:19:04 UTC 2019

On Thu, 24 Jan 2019 at 07:46, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If we ever decide on an appropriate tagging scheme (landuse=logging or
> landuse=forestry
> + forestry=logging or whatever) and it gets rendered in some way that is
> distinct from
> natural= wood (say an axe icon at the centre) then it will be useful for
> consumers.  Instead
> of "There should/should not be trees there, we must be lost" it's "Ah,
> that land is for logging
> so there may or may not be trees there, so we may not be lost."

Was mapping yesterday, put in an area, then when I started searching for
the description, iD brought up one of it's totally inappropriate
suggestions of clearcut:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aman_made%3Dclearcut, together
with a beautiful icon of a chainsaw! :-) A reword to say that this is an
area dedicted to forestry / logging & may or may not be covered by trees at
any time, may cover it?

> From that perspective, maple trees for syrup are a different problem.
> Possibly still nice
> to be able to map in some way,

Would / could they be covered under =orchard:

I'll openly admit that I know nothing about how maple trees are grown - are
they in a clump / plantation or spread out s individual trees through the


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