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

Michael Booth boothym at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 22:36:21 UTC 2016

I noticed via overpass-turbo there's quite a lot of place=farm to the 
north of Dundee, which seem to have all been added by the same person. 

Many of them have the place=farm node on top of an unnamed farmyard way, 
for example: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3922104085 - surely the 
name should just be added to the farmyard?

On 13/09/2016 13:29, Dave F 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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