[Talk-GB] Marking landuse and field boundaries

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Tue Jan 1 16:10:01 GMT 2013

On 01/01/13 11:15, Dudley Ibbett wrote:
> I must admit I don't map land use if it is farmland.  To me if it 
> isn't mapped it is farmland.  It would seem a reasonable default.


Smothering the countryside with landuse when it's farmland seems well 
over the top to me. Marking a single field surrounded by urban or a 
village setting seems a good idea, but just making everything in the 
countryside that isn't woods, water, scrub, wetland, etc etc as farmland 
or fields seems distracting. Adding a named farmyard however is a very 
good landmark.
> Please give barrier mapping a go as we are out there.


Barriers are really useful countryside mapping. They are good landmarks 
and distinguishing fences, walls and hedges is very helpful. Breaks or 
gates etc help show where RoW go, adding a barrier alongside a RoW makes 
it plain where to go too, which might be less obvious in one direction 
than in the other.

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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