[Tagging] Mapping deforestation wikipage proposal

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 19 00:27:44 UTC 2019

Le 19.03.19 à 00:25, Warin a écrit :
> On 19/03/19 10:14, marc marc wrote:
>> Le 18.03.19 à 23:46, Warin a écrit :
>>> landcover=artificial .. does not say what is there.
>> this one doesn't look wrong.
>> it is a category of several landcover (asphalt, concrete, ...)
> Err the proposal is landcover=artificial for areas that are mining areas 
> (landuse=quarry), housing areas (landuse=residential) and industrial 
> areas (landuse=industrial).

that's why I took the time to describe what a correct meaning
of landcover=artificial could be.

practical example : industrial wastelands that have a few square meters 
of concrete, a few square meters of asphalt, some metal plate...
I have no interest in making an object for every different surface but I 
may still want to to describe that this part of the landcover is 
artificial and that this part of the ground is of wild vegetation type.

Other concrete use: some municipalities charge a variable fee for water 
collection depending on whether the landcover is artificial or not. 
Calculate the artificialisation index is currently impossible given the 
absence of generic tags by category (not everyone necessarily wants to 
split a landuse=residential into a few square meter of "vegetable 
garden", a few square meter of flower, 10m2 of lawn, 5m2 of bush, 1m2 of 
clay, grass, a terrace (whose coverings are sometimes so "imitation" 
that you are very lucky to be mistaken in trying to inform the ultra 
precise type... e. g. concrete imitation wood)...

We do have highway=road and there is no majority opinion to request 
their removal because it is unclear until someone has been there to make 
a choice of a more precise value

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