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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 00:17:18 UTC 2019

On 12/07/19 21:00, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 07:23:01AM +0200, Pee Wee wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I would like your opinion on the next issue.
>> 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
> For me a leisure=* in OSM has some public usability assumption. Mapping
> every little green strip as a leisure=garden i would consider a tagging
> abuse.

Some private gardens that front the street are publicly visible, I see no reason not to map them.

The 'usability' in this instance is visible and, sometimes,scents.

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