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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 09:31:53 UTC 2019

In Italy, are all of the trees with designation=natural_monument the
officially protected ones, or are there others that are old or historic but
not official?

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:29 PM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Am Mo., 29. Juli 2019 um 11:11 Uhr schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <
> joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:
>> 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 am adding denotation=avenue to trees that are planted to form an avenue,
> because you can filter trees within some distance from a road, but not all
> of them are there to form an avenue, they could simply be trees close to a
> road (but a human would not regard them as part of an avenue). Species,
> size and position come into play, something that might be automatically
> recognizable with an elaborated system, but it would have to be more
> complex than just "within x meters from a road".
> Landmark and natural_monument can probably only with additional knowledge
> be tagged correctly.
> Urban may seem kind of superfluous, agreed (in theory it allows for
> detailed mapping of urban trees even in the absence of landuse, roads and
> other features, but in reality this will hardly ever happen).
>> 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
>> tell).
> I can confirm that in Italy and Germany (and likely elsewhere) there are
> individual trees which are designated natural monuments (by "law") and
> which are mapped with these tags.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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