[Talk-us] National Forest Boundaries

Chris Lawrence lordsutch at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 00:27:49 GMT 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Theodore Book <tbook at libero.it> wrote:
> Despite my taking a "local" approach, I do think it would be great if we
> could do a coordinated national upload of the NHD data, however.

I think it would definitely help make the US OpenStreetMap look more
professional to get as much of the NHD data in as possible.

> I am also looking at the GIS data from the Chattahoochee-Oconee National
> Forests, and was wondering if we had come to a consensus on National
> Forest boundaries - should they simply be tagged "landuse=forest", or is
> some other tag ("natural=wood", or "boundary=national_park") preferred?
>   Or do people think that it is better not to tag National Forest
> boundaries at all?

I think they're worth including; most U.S. commercial maps show
national forest boundaries; landuse=forest seems to be the appropriate
tag to use.


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