[Talk-GB] Users tagging Farmyard as place=farm (Was Summer quarterly project)

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 13:56:29 UTC 2016

There are loads all across Herefordshire, mostly added by one user.
Generally they are farms, but not always. I'm gradually replacing them
withlanduse=farmyard polygons



On 13 September 2016 at 13:29, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Off on a slight tangent.
> There's been an increase (world wide) in the use of place=farm. If you
> fill out the boxes on this site you'll see: http://taghistory.raifer.tech/
> Over 19k are in GB: http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org.uk/tags/place=farm
> The reason for the increase could be it being displayed in the OSM carto
> rendering
> Just one example: http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4364588497
> I believe many, if not all, are misinterpretations & should be
> landuse=farmyard.
> The wiki http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Farm says "a place named by a
> name of a farm"
> To me, that means a collection of houses not associated with the farm
> being collectively given the name of that farm, so in effect, a hamlet has
> been named, say, Manor Farm.
> Is that a common occurrence? I know of no such in my locale.
> Dave F.
> On 11/09/2016 18:45, Brian Prangle wrote:
> Today saw us pass the 1,000 total for farmyards added during this
> project(1008 to be precise).
> Well done to everyone who has participated. What has been the most unusual
> farm name anyone has come across?
> Only a couple of weeks left - time to start thinking about our next
> quarterly project, while we see how many more farmyards we can add.
> Regards
> Brian
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