[Tagging] Mapping deforestation wikipage

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 14 20:34:00 UTC 2019

that look like a bad idea, let's me explain with some ex
hrg_landcover for HRGLandCover
a made a survey ? surv_landcover
a use mapilary ? mpl_landcover ?
of course not... fill changeset source in stead of duplicate a tag 
depending of the source

Le 14.03.19 à 21:28, Lorenzo Stucchi a écrit :
> Hi,
> thanks for your ideas.
>  From previous messages we think to change the different tag from 
> landcover to hrg_landcover, the idea came form the professor Brovelli. 
> Because we can think every type of landcover came from a satellite and 
> the HRGLandCover (High Resolution Global Land Cover) is more related to 
> the idea that we want to propose.
> Having that idea, we think that the creation of the tag 
> org_landcover=barren can be very useful.
> For what concerns the vegetation if the original sense of the two tag is 
> losted we consider the don’t create the tag.
> Let us known.
> Best,
> Lorenzo
>> Il giorno 14 mar 2019, alle ore 14:00, Mateusz Konieczny 
>> <matkoniecz at tutanota.com <mailto:matkoniecz at tutanota.com>> ha scritto:
>> > This can be hard to identify in large area with not optimal images
>> > so the proposal is to create the tag landcover=barren.
>> If things can not be tagged from aerial images then it is better to 
>> wait for new ones
>> rather than add something like that.
>> > Two types of classifications exist:
>> > natural=wood for not managed woods like for the main part of the 
>> Amazonia.
>> > landuse=forest for managed woods maintained by humans.
>> both are simply used for tree-covered areas, and distinction between 
>> them is
>> either ignored or interpreted in some many ways that it is simply 
>> meaningless
>> (note many natural=wood in Europe, where it is hard to find forest not 
>> maintained by humans)
>> > Also, this information partially needed a local knowledge so the 
>> more general
>> > tag used can be landcover=trees, also quite used as shown in taginfo.
>> Landcover trees is a rarely used tag, with over half of use in 
>> Paraguay that is
>> result of single series of edits. It is used by tiny minority of mappers.
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/landuse=forest
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/natural=wood
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/landcover=trees
>> Mar 13, 2019, 8:49 PM by lorenzostucchi95 at outlook.it 
>> <mailto:lorenzostucchi95 at outlook.it>:
>>     Hi all,
>>     After some discussion about the idea of this project, we think to
>>     better capt all the idea to create a wiki page with the purpose of
>>     better understand the problem and find the better way to tag this
>>     situation.
>>     So we create a wiki page
>>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/PoliMappers/mapping_deforestation where
>>     is possible to discuss these thematics, let us known your idea.
>>     Best Regards,
>>     Stucchi Lorenzo
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