[Tagging] Mapping deforestation wikipage proposal

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 08:25:23 UTC 2019

On 20/03/19 18:54, Lorenzo Stucchi wrote:

> Hi Giovanni,
> We thinks that it also important understand if the area is without vegetation because becomes a cultivated land, an artificial area or the trees are just cutted for wood and so some year after they will appear again. For this reason we thinks that is interesting to understand also what there is in the are without trees.
An area without trees will not have a tag for trees. An area that is not mapped will look like there are no trees.

Map the trees and you then know both the area of trees and the area without trees. You do not need a special tag to say there are no trees.

PS the OSM key 'natural' applies to both 'natural' and 'unnatural' areas!


key 'natural' OSM definition: "Used to describe natural physical land features, including ones that have been modified by humans."

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