[Talk-nz] LINZ data import: South Island Pastoral Leases

Kyle Hensel K.y.l.e at outlook.co.nz
Mon Sep 20 03:39:59 UTC 2021

Hi James,

Good idea about landuse=meadow. I’ve just compared the wiki page for landuse=meadow and landuse=farmland, it seems like an odd situation.
The wiki says that landuse=farmland is used for all agricultural areas in some regions, while in other regions landuse=farmland is only used for crops (not grazing areas).

So it sounds like landuse=meadow would be better here, since pastoral leases are only used for grazing, not planting crops.

However, it seems like landuse=farmland is the more common way of mapping farmland in NZ

  *   Farmland is used 18,228 times https://taginfo.geofabrik.de/australia-oceania/new-zealand/tags/landuse=farmland#map
  *   Meadow is used 1,720 items https://taginfo.geofabrik.de/australia-oceania/new-zealand/tags/landuse=meadow#map

I took a quick look on OSM at Te Anau, Napier, Auckland, Edgecumbe, and Christchurch where rural landuse is mapped, and it seems like landuse=farmland is used for any kind of farm, including pastures used purely for grazing.

So I’m not sure if we should use landuse=meadow (which describes the land-use better) or landuse=farmland (which is currently the more common tag)...


From: James Sullivan via Talk-nz<mailto:talk-nz at openstreetmap.org>
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Subject: Re: [Talk-nz] LINZ data import: South Island Pastoral Leases

Hey Kyle,

That seems like a reasonable option to me. Looking at https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/farmland#values suggests little to no use of the farmland key. So I probably wouldn't bank on that being used by many.

I think the core tag is ref:linz:pastoral_lease_id. That will make it easy to query for and is somewhat descriptive.

Maybe a tag of landuse=meadow too? https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dmeadow makes it sound like pasture is included as part of meadow. Then using "meadow<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:meadow>=pasture<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:meadow%3Dpasture&action=edit&redlink=1> a pasture for grazing livestock (not a hay meadow)." to indicate its use as pasture.

Kind regards,

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021, at 12:51, Kyle Hensel wrote:

Hi all,

Does anyone have suggestions on how to tag South Island Pastoral Leases?

Background infomation:

  *   https://www.linz.govt.nz/crown-property/crown-pastoral-land
  *   https://www.linz.govt.nz/crown-property/crown-pastoral-land/status-and-location-crown-pastoral-land

I was thinking of mapping them as areas with:






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