[OSM-talk] Fire break advice

Iván Sánchez Ortega ivan at sanchezortega.es
Wed Jul 16 16:31:56 BST 2008

El Miércoles, 16 de Julio de 2008, Alex Mauer escribió:
> Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> > El Miércoles, 16 de Julio de 2008, David Janda escribió:
> >> I cannot find any suitable tabs, and here in Northern Cyprus the fire
> >> breaks are strips of land with all growth removed.
> >
> > I'd just tag a highway=footway, and break up any landuse=forest areas.
> Are they definitely usable as footways?

At least in Spain, they are. We have these 6-to-10-meter wide firebreaks all 
over the place, built in such a way so fire response teams can actually use 
them to drop a fire team.

Funny thing: In some areas, shepherds get paid by the goverment if they drive 
the sheep herds through the fire breaks to ensure there are is no low 
vegetation in them.

Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>

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