[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.


Cheers,
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