[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Ground)

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 12:24:54 UTC 2020


I am not a land cover expert, but have come across a great number of
obviously wrong land cover tagging in OSM.
Said this, why not try to use CORINE [1] definitions?

[1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordination_of_Information_on_the_Environment

On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 11:52 Christoph Hormann, <osm at imagico.de> wrote:

>
>
> > Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> hat am 13. Juli 2020 um
> 22:34 geschrieben:
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/32097822997
> >
>
> I think this is a great example why more specific tags are advisable to
> use in OSM than a generic bare ground tag.
>
> What this picture shows is commonly known as desert pavement:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_pavement
>
> Apart from varying in size distribution and density as well as material of
> the stones these form a fairly characteristic surface that can and should
> be mapped distinctly.  As size of the larger stones strongly affects
> navigability, specifying that would be a valuable supplemental tag.
>
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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