[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Ground)

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 07:45:41 UTC 2020

Am Di., 14. Juli 2020 um 18:24 Uhr schrieb Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com

> I suggested this as a helpful guide when defining tag values. I don't
> think it can be used one-to-one for OSM.
> Bare ground, BTW, can be found also the area covered by CORINE, as it
> includes the Sahara for example)

right, but it still remains a system created for the automatic recognition
of features in 1:100.000 with generalized areas (min 25ha), for Europe. It
is not helpful for our purpose.
If you are interested in reading some interesting thoughts about landcover
classification, there is the FAO landcover classification system, thought
to be useful globally:

One interesting find is the rejection of the term landcover for bare soil
for purists (and then admits they are usually contained) ;-)

> The definition of land cover is fundamental, because in many existing
> classifications and legends it is confused with land use. It is defined as:
> *Land cover is the observed (bio)physical cover on the earth's surface.*
> When considering land cover in a very pure and strict sense it should be
> confined to describe vegetation and man-made features. Consequently, areas
> where the surface consists of bare rock or bare soil are describing *land*
> itself rather than land *cover*. Also, it is disputable whether water
> surfaces are real land cover. However, in practise, the scientific
> community usually describes those aspects under the term land cover.

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