[Talk-GB] Marking landuse and field boundaries

Steven Horner steven at stevenhorner.com
Wed Jan 2 15:50:47 GMT 2013

I guess it depends on your uses for OSM, I come from a walking
backgroundwith GIS use in my day job, I have completed Mountain Leader
Training and I am interested in the possibilities of replacing Explorer
maps (one day) with OSM. For this to happen boundaries would be  useful
although not essential and their would be lot of other hurdles like Grids
but that's a different topic.

I set this discussion away and expected different view points for and
against. My take on all this is if you are happy to go out and map them,
then do so. If someone else isn't interested in doing that then that's no
problem and if a user doesn't want that information shown on map it could
be removed from their rendering in the same way I wish it was available at
lower zoom levels.

OSM is different things to different people and that is part of the beauty
of it, in my mind the more detail the better the ability to view it our own
ways is available although I wish their was a way to turn some things on
and off more easily from Openstreetmap.org without rendering my own version.

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:

> On 31/12/2012 21:17, Steven Horner wrote:
>> Personally I would love to see fields (landuse) and the walls/fences that
>> make this up marked on OSM ...
> I'm afraid I'm going to be a bit of a party pooper.
> Whilst having all the boundary data in OSM would be nice, I'd hardly call
> it essential. I do a lot of rural walking & always record & map any
> barriers that are relevant to the path I'm on, but, personally,  I consider
> mapping all hedges etc. a waste of time. Why bother if no one is ever going
> to use that information by walking there?
> I consider farmland as the base layer & therefore rarely map it as fields.
> Cheers
> Dave F.

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