[OSM-talk] landcover=trees [was Re: OpenStreetMap Carto v2.33.0 release]

moltonel 3x Combo moltonel at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 14:50:54 UTC 2015

On 17/08/2015, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17/08/2015 7:20 PM, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
>> In that case it is perfectly OK to do not edit map and keep it as it
>> was

The problem with that is that the map will be wrong for 5-15 years
(depending on what kind of trees are being grown). I suggest tagging
the logged area as natural=scrub, and leave the overall
landuse=forest(ry) as-is.

>> (yes, as I understand it and it seems to be a widely used in this way -
>> landuse=wood, natural=wood,
>> landcover=trees are used currently for the same objects).
> Err disagree, they are not the same.
> To me "landuse=wood" (or landuse=forestry) imply that the area is used
> to produce wood products.
> There are areas that have trees .. that are NOT used to produce wood.
> Here I would use natural=wood (or tree/s), landcover=trees.

Martin was talking about an area where the trees have recently been
logged (harvested), so this is absolutely about wood production.

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