[Tagging] Barrier=berm

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 09:26:36 UTC 2019

How about

use=*      /* Answers the question: what's the use of this thing? Well, the

Fr gr Peter Elderson

Op do 28 nov. 2019 om 09:53 schreef Martin Koppenhoefer <
dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> Am Do., 28. Nov. 2019 um 01:23 Uhr schrieb Graeme Fitzpatrick <
> graemefitz1 at gmail.com>:
>> A berm, in modern usage, does indeed refer to any number of broadly
>> similar concepts, in that it is (usually) a simple pile of dirt, either
>> bare, or covered with grass.
>> So how about changing the definition to:
>> " A *Berm <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Berm>* in modern usage, is a
>> raised barrier (usually made of compacted earth, either bare or grass
>> covered) separating two areas. It can have many applications, including as
>> a defensive fortification line, a protective barrier, a border/separation
>> barrier or in industrial or sporting settings".
>> Is that better?
> I believe we should define the tags according to their meaning. If I get
> this right, a berm is defined through their shape, is describing a physical
> characteristic. Therefor the definition should not be about the
> applications / function. For the function we should add additional tags if
> deemed useful by the mapper. So there would be a tag to say it is a berm
> (man made earthwork of certain shapes), and another one that says there is
> a fortification line, or a protection for a shooting range, or whatever.
> Jan Michel wrote:
>> - We should have a defined way to tag the purpose of the berm - e.g.
>> berm = noise_barrier
> along the reasoning above, I would expect the key "berm" to describe a
> type of berm. I am not an expert for earthworks, but I am pretty sure there
> will be subtypes of berms describing maybe physical characteristics or
> other constructive details (e.g. how it was built, if there is
> reinforcement, etc.)
> Therefore functional characteristics like "this is there for noise
> protection" should go into another tag (would have to discuss what makes
> sense).
> Cheers,
> Martin
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