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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 02:02:26 UTC 2019

I don’t usually map such small features; there are so many villages, roads
and rivers still missing from Indonesia.

But I wonder is leisure=garden is appropriate for “shrubbery” features,
since it is also used for front yards and back yards of private homes,
according to a recent thread? This would be areas of shrubs which a not a
single linear hedge, and could include adjacent grass and trees etc.

Personally I would think that these would usually be inside a larger land
use, like landuse=residential, unless it is a bunch of shrubs in the middle
of a roundabout or at the edge of a motorway. In that case it might be part
of the highway land use which is not commonly mapped.

It is also possible to use natural=scrub to specify areas of land covered
by shrubs - while this is usually found in less managed areas of shrubs,
I’ve seen many examples of small patches of scrubs mapped in urban areas in
Europe, for example, to map a small triangle of shrubs growing along a road
or canal, or between two agricultural fields. So a shrubbery could also be
tagged natural=scrub if it isn’t a garden, just like how natural=wood is
used for small clumps of trees in urban areas.


A shrubbery!

(As an American, that line was the first time I ever heard of a
“shrubbery”, so the word always sounds rather silly)

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 7:21 PM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 09:18, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> It isn’t a linear feature by shape, agreed, but it still is in the same
>> scale range than a linear hedge, and hedges are explicitly defined for
>> areas as well
> You're right, the wiki does say that.  I didn't notice that when I looked
> yesterday.  In which case,
> barrier=hedge + area=yes is suitable for that particular example.
> However, please bear in mind that the example I gave is not typical of
> shrubberies.  I used it
> partly because I've  been puzzling how to map it for a long while, partly
> because I didn't have
> a better example.  Hedges are intended to be barriers to passage (even if
> they've fallen into
> disrepair and are no longer effective barriers); shrubberies often permit
> passage, if only
> to allow the individual shrubs to be trimmed/shaped.
> That said, you've convinced me that I can use barrier=hedge + area=yes to
> deal with that
> particular example, so I'm not inclined to pursue a reactivation of
> landuse=shrubs.at this
> time.
> --
> Paul
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