[Talk-us] National Forest Boundaries

Nicholas Vetrovec nickvet419 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 19 14:15:52 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.


others have been using the tags leisure = nature_reserve  boundary = national_park 


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