[Tagging] Once more: the village_green - increase in misuse.

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 21:59:19 UTC 2019

In Nederland there are many of village_green like areas, used for community
events, but without a formal status. I would support tagging these as
village_green. Larger cities tend to have several of these areas, often
because villages have been incorporated but the central area has retained
its function as "village green" in the neighourhood. Let's join the
countries that already do this.

I would also gladly help retagging areas wrongly tagged as village_green.
It's used a lot but nothing we couldn't fix in a project, if we agree on a
clear convention.

Vr gr Peter Elderson

Op do 18 jul. 2019 om 23:31 schreef Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 10:07 AM marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > The only way to have a chance to get away with it is to depreciate
> > this tag (at least outside uk but maybe also in uk) in favor of a tag
> > by meaning instead of having a multi-meaning tag
> landuse=grass is horrible, since it describes a landcover rather than
> a land use, but it's plausible for those things that aren't village
> greens.
> If you make an exception inside the UK for 'village_green', remember
> that some of us former colonies have them too. Lots of New England
> villages follow the general pattern of villages in Merrie Olde
> England, and (at least historically) have a village hall, a school, a
> church, and shops clustered about a village green or common. (All the
> buildings in modern times may have been repurposed, but the village
> green is likely still there.)
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