[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap Carto v2.33.0 release
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sat Aug 15 11:50:45 UTC 2015
On Saturday 15 August 2015, Dave F. wrote:
> Does the combined wood/forest update include landcover=trees? If not
> it needs to be included all three should render the same (IMO).
The question is how much is actually gained from this when
landuse=forest and natural=wood are practically identical anyway and
mean the same, namely 'this area is densely covered by trees'.
Rendering landcover=trees as well would just further fragment tagging.
The suggestion of using landcover=trees is generally based on the idea
that both landuse=forest and natural=wood have a distinct meaning and
there are tree covered areas which are neither of these. But in
reality this is not the case and due to the widespread use of these
tags it is likely this will never happen, it would require a systematic
re-assessment of millions of features.
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