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

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 23:11:38 UTC 2019

On Thu, 24 Jan 2019 at 09:03, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> > It would be usefull to know that a scrub area is so dense that it cannot
> be walked through,
> yet another scrub area is so sparse that a fire cannot propagate without
> wind.
> I agree! Those definitions are a pretty good start.
> Probably it should relate to the density of the “canopy” of the main type
> of vegetation. So a high-density woodland or scrubland or heath would have
> the branches each tree or shrub touching its neighbors, while sparse or low
> density would be widely spaced, with the “canopy” of the main vegetation
> type covering about 50% of the area only, with plenty of room in between.

The problem there is when you get a thick canopy, but the actual ground is
relatively clear.

> Or different fill colors could be used.

"Normal" mid-density is the current mid-green, open becomes light / pale
green, thick jungle becomes deep, dark green. Can't see that ever happening
though :-(


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