[Talk-GB] Common Land has stopped rendering

Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Sun Mar 17 14:59:35 UTC 2019

On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 at 12:55, Edward Catmur via Talk-GB
<talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> Any conclusion on how to tag them now?
> Perhaps leisure=park, park=common?

For places in the UK that are actually registered common land, then
I'd suggest using designation=common_land to denote that fact, as it's
an official designation. (Similarly we can use
designation=village_green for areas that are recorded as Village
Greens. See https://www.gov.uk/common-land-village-greens for the
legal definitions.) Public access can be tagged using access=* tags in
the usual way. That just leaves the question of how to tag the
physical nature of the land. I'd have thought in most cases one of
leisure=park (which can be interpreted quite widely I think, given
what's on the Wiki page), leisure=recreation_ground, natural=heath,
natural=scrub and natural=meadow would probably be appropriate.


> On Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 12:51 SK53, <sk53.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yup, it's gone. I think the standard thing is use Andy's (SomeoneElse) map which is likely to retain features of value & relevance to British & Irish map users.
>> On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 at 12:35, Ian Caldwell via Talk-GB <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>>> In the last day or two the standard renderer as stop rendering  common land (leisure=common) see https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/311973831

Robert Whittaker

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