[Talk-GB] Talk-GB Digest, Vol 40, Issue 11 -woodland tags

Fozy 81 fozy81 at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 13 19:32:53 GMT 2010


Vegetation/habitat mapping including woodlands is currently under-recorded in the sense of official tags on OSM. In the UK, Phase One Habitat classification is the basic survey method and is available here http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-2468

This is a widely used method and has some handy hints about categorising woodland on page 49.

Perhaps in the long run OSM could adopt some of this method/tags. Anyway, just some food for thought.

landuse=trees would have been a good tag, then expand on that with managed/unmanaged/species/deciduous etc. 

But I've been using landuse=forest for plantation type woodlands and natural=wood for 'semi-natural' woodlands. 


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