[Tagging] Tagging forest parcels

David Marchal penegal at live.fr
Sat Oct 12 16:10:46 UTC 2019

There may be a misunderstanding here: what I mean about forest parcels is a piece of forest which is numbered and whose number is displayed on site, with a plate or a painted text. Such data can be useful for orientation in a forest and, until some years ago, these numbers were displayed on maps, at least in France.


> Le 10 oct. 2019 à 10:11, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> a écrit :
> I agree the parcels should not get the same tag as the trees, because not all parcels will be covered 100% by trees. I would not use the "landuse"-tag for these. Maybe "boundary" could be an acceptable key. (there are for example around 175 boundary=parcel according to taginfo). 
> Generally, we are not mapping parcels as such at all, neither in built-up areas nor in natural areas. There seems to be a consensus against it (personally, I have different priorities for now, but I would not stop others from mapping parcel boundaries if they can be verified) and in the past, the parcels/propery boundaries that had been imported in the past (somewhere in the US, AFAIR from PD data) have been removed afterwards, I think by the Data Working Group. Questions of verifiability have been raised. In my area, many parcel boundaries (at least effective parcel boundaries) can be surveyed, there are fences, hedges, walls and buildings. For forest parcel boundaries. I could imagine it would be more difficult, or are these fenced off? 
> In some areas I have seen there are place=locality nodes in the forest to store the names of small areas, and while these are not really comparable to parcel boundaries, they may be an alternative method if you are mostly interested in names.
> Cheers
> Martin
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