[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Ground)

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 00:09:03 UTC 2020

Most Australian deserts cannot be mapped as a consistent land cover but 
as a patchwork combination of differing land covers. As such mapping the 
land cover is a time intensive task and given the usefulness of such 
information compared to other priorities is not something that would be 
done any time soon.

  On 14/7/20 7:47 am, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> Many desert climates can be mapped as natural=sand (for dunes and 
> other areas of sand), natural=bare_rock (for bedrock and large 
> stones), natural=scree, natural=shingle, or natural=heath (for areas 
> of dwarf shrubs), but we still need a tag for unvegetated areas which 
> are not sand, rock, stones or vegetation. While these areas are rare 
> in many climates, they can cover fairly large spots in some very dry 
> areas, and we should provide more precise tagging since 
> "natural=desert" could be any of these things (or even natural=scrub)
> – Joseph

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