[Talk-us] Mapping of State/county/national parks

Adam Schreiber sadam at clemson.edu
Thu Jun 25 20:55:11 BST 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Tyler<tyler.ritchie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've a question about mapping the different types of park. I've been using
> boundary=national_park for national parks and forests and then tagging
> national parks as landuse=nature_reserve and forests as landuse=forest I've
> also been tagging ownership=national
> However with state, county and city parks of similar wilderness use or of
> more generic recreational use I'm at a loss. leisure=park is not appropriate
> given the wiki definition "open, green area for recreation, usually
> municipal." This is fine for city green spaces, but doesn't work for
> state/county recreation areas which may be either wilderness or managed
> trails, motorcycle tracks, boat launches etc.
> nature_reserve isn't appropriate as they're usually not preserving nature
> I have been tagging state and county parks which are not open green spaces
> as parks for the time being, but if anyone has any other suggestions I would
> love to hear them.

Why is landuse=forest not appropriate for parks/forests with the same
uses but with a "lower" administrative classification?  landuse=forest
is for managed land with trees on it regardless of who manages it.

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