[Tagging] New page "Approval status" for "de facto", "in use", "approved" etc

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 09:09:42 UTC 2019

Thanks, that makes sense now. Should probably be deprecated then, not
obsolete since there are some uses.

But then I checked the other values of denotation=, eg
denotation=urban, denotation=avenue, =landmark, =natural_monument.
Boy, that's a mess. The whole key was poorly thought out.

It looks like many mappers don't realize that database users can find
natural=tree within landuse=residential/commercial/retail to find
urban trees, or within leisure=park for park trees, or search within
10 m of a highway, etc.

I've added some comments about the necessity and verifiability of
these tags (landmark and natural_monument seem to be subjective
opinions about the importance of a tree, unless in some places there
are official landmark or monument trees, but this isn't possible to


On 7/29/19, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 29. Jul 2019, at 08:13, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Someone needs to check how denotation=cluster is
>> actually used now days.
> this tag was introduced through an automated edit many years ago with the
> reasoning that natural=tree should only be used for “special” and alone
> standing trees, so that all other trees which were standing in groups had
> gotten the cluster tag. Meanwhile the saner approach is to tag special trees
> with additional tags and accept that natural=tree has no other implications
> than “a tree”. IMHO it is ok to see denotation=cluster as deprecated.
> Cheers Martin
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