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

Alan Mackie aamackie at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 22:06:49 UTC 2019

On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 22:34, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 22:13, Alan Mackie <aamackie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> It's not readily apparent from that picture, but it's not a linear
> feature.  It is a dense shrubbery
> covering an area roughly twice as wide as it is long.  Go to
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.08946&mlon=-4.64726#map=19/52.08946/-4.64726
> and look at it in an editor such as iD.  There are three trees in it, but
> apart from that is is shrubs.
> Hedges are linear features (or closed polygonal linear features), not
> areas, so it's not a hedge.
> Despite the three trees, it's not woodland, either.
> Also, most shrubberies are not as dense as that, they permit passage.  So
> even if we had hedge
> areas, shrubberies wouldn't qualify as they are not impenetrable.
> --
> Paul
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I agree that we need some tagging for landscaped areas of this type. It
isn't exactly natural=scrub. I have also definitely turned whole fields
into area-hedges by accident.
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