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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 00:57:05 UTC 2019

> waterway=stream / river
> railway=rail/narrow_gauge
> highway=footway/pedestrian

These are narrow linear features. It’s unreasonable and less helpful to map
these as polygons when a simple linear way will do, so it’s good to have a
way to show the difference.

And there is also a big functional difference between =footway and
=pedestrian; the latter is wide enough for vehicles and usually allows
deliveries at some hours.

rail/narrow_gauge are not always functionally different, so that’s less
useful, but I suppose rail fanatics like to know these things

> shop=supermarket / convenience

Supermarkets here in Papua are often the same size as a big convenience
store in the USA. It’s the variety of products offered for sale that
determines the difference. Though it’s probanly true that a supermarket and
convenience store in the same town will always be different in size,
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