[OSM-talk] tagging peat bogs in ireland

Tim Waters (chippy) chippy2005 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 17:42:51 BST 2008


On 7/15/08, Dermot McNally <dermotm at gmail.com> wrote:
> That looks perfect. In practice, you'll probably find it difficult to
>  map a bog as a whole, rather it's the big empty brown bit that you'll
>  generally end up mapping.

Agreed.

> It certainly is. In traditional use, cuboid sections of peat/turf
>  would be extracted from the bog and left in the open air to dry. These
>  were of a shape and size useful for a domestic fire. On the
>  mass-market these days you generally get peat briquettes, which are
>  made of milled peat, extracted mechanically from the exposed surface
>  of the bog. This is then compressed into briquettes.

And it smells lovely, doesn't it Ivan, not at all like wood ;)

Also, for those who travelled from Limerick to Dublin by road and rail
would have passed through a large expanse of bog. (raised peat bog, I
think)




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