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

Andrew Ayre andy at britishideas.com
Thu Jun 25 23:28:41 BST 2009

Does boundary=national_park have nothing to do with US National Parks? 
I.e. it's just a park at the national level?


Tyler wrote:
> Just tagging the underlying landtypes and uses is fine (aside from most 
> of them not being natural) but doesn't at all account for the difference 
> between scrubland/seashore/whatever where you will be shot to death if 
> you trespass (military installations) and that which you're free to roam 
> around on and is designated a park.
>     Then use the boundary key.  If you way up each of the unique
>     sections, then create a multipolygon relation out of all of the
>     boundary ways and additional multipolygons for each of the various
>     landuses or ground covers.
> Boundaries are a good solution, and are easy for the national lands set 
> aside for recreation boundary=national_park covers them nicely (and 
> renderers could easily decide to render them as filled green 
> areas--standard practice).
> Through a quick discussion on #osm I'm going with boundary=national_park 
> (for all parks that aren't urban parks), admin_level="whatever the 
> operator level is", operator="whoever the operator is" and 
> ownership="whoever the owner is" parsing that out to re-tag it 
> consistently later should be relatively trivial.
> Thanks for the discussion Adam,
> -Tyler
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