[Tagging] Reviewing wiki pages - Tag:landcover=greenery

Alan Mackie aamackie at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 21:11:52 UTC 2019


On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 12:05, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 10:46, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Back to landcover=greenery.
>> Is there a proposal for this?
>>
>
>> landcover=plants looks like a better tag to me.
>>
>
> Better, because not ot all plants stay green all year round.
>
> However, it doesn't cover all common situations.  Grass and trees are
> better tagged as such,
> even though they're both plants.  Better tagged as such because they are
> visually distinctive,
> and part of the reason for mapping details like this is because those
> details may aid
> navigation.
>
> I'd argue that the deprecated landcover=shrubs ought to be revived as part
> of this exercise.
> There are obvious visual differences between grass, bedding plants, shrubs
> and trees.
> Using natural=shrub doesn't cut it if you want to map a shrubbery like
> this:
> https://goo.gl/maps/LwNZ2Sk1X8fKxt3j9
> Admittedly, that looks more like a hedge with area than most shrubberies,
> but it's not a
> match for grass, trees or scrub (it's far more kempt than scrub) and it's
> not a good match
> for plants.  There's no way I could map that as individual shrubs (I can't
> even tell where
> each one is when I'm standing next to them).  Many shrubberies have space
> to walk between
> the individual shrubs, but I couldn't find a picture of one of those.
>
> Could we use landcover=plants for it?  The acid test is giving somebody
> directions.  "Turn
> left after you go past some plants" vs "turn left after you go past some
> shrubs."  Which would
> you use here?
>
> Of course, we could have landcover=plants + plants=shrubs, but then we
> have to justify
> not switching to landcover=plants + plants=grass, landcover=plants +
> plants=trees, etc.
>
> --
> Paul
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On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 12:05, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Using natural=shrub doesn't cut it if you want to map a shrubbery like
> this:
> https://goo.gl/maps/LwNZ2Sk1X8fKxt3j9
>

I'd use barrier=hedge for that one. Yes it's strictly ornamental rather
than a livestock barrier, but AFAIK we have no proper distinction for that.

-Alan
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