[Tagging] leisure=garden for private front/back gardens

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 07:20:41 UTC 2019


I'm fine with leisure=garden for private/common/public gardens
Vr gr Peter Elderson


Op vr 12 jul. 2019 om 07:24 schreef Pee Wee <piewie32 at gmail.com>:

> Hi all
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>
> I would like your opinion on the next issue.
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> On the Dutch forum (googletranslate
> <https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.openstreetmap.org%2Fviewtopic.php%3Fid%3D66660>)
> I started a thread about the tag leisure=garden for private front/back
> gardens. Reason was that I saw mappers using this for whole blocks of
> houses that were not publicly accessible. That usage seemed completely
> different from all the other leisure values
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:leisure>.
>
> In the first versions
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:leisure%3Dgarden&action=history>
> of the wiki page of leisure=garden there was no mentioning of private
> front/back gardens.  It seems to me that OSM leisure=garden wiki changed
> meaning on may 3, 2010 when someone added a description of “Garden” from
> the Wikipedia garden description that refers to private gardens. In order
> to differentiate from the publicly accessible gardens (with or without fee)
> sometime additional tags like “access=private”  and
> “garden:type=residential” are added. To me this seems better then no
> additional tags at all but in fact I think private gardens (not accessible)
> should not be tagged with the leisure key. On the talk page I saw that
> there are more objections
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:leisure%3Dgarden#Deprecate_this_for_private.2C_residential_gardens.3F>
> to using this tag for private (non accessible) gardens.
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> My question to you experts are:
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>
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> 1.       Has this issue been discussed before and if so … what was the
> outcome?
>
> 2.       If not… do you agree with me that private front/back garden
> should not be tagged with leisure=garden but with a non-leisure tag? (if
> so… any suggestions? And what about private "gardens" that are
> partially/completely paved?)
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> (PS: it is not my intention to discuss the relevance of tagging private
> front/back gardens. I just want to know how this should be tagged in case
> someone wants to. )
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Peter (PeeWee32)
>
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