[OSM-talk] New road style for the Default map style - the second version. And thanks for rural test locations!

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 19:11:47 UTC 2015

On 23/07/2015 19:49, Lester Caine wrote:
> On 23/07/15 19:34, Andy Townsend wrote:
>> It's actually "farmland" rather than farm, and therefore tagged
>> correctly.  If it was me I'd use a lightly colour for farmland so that
>> farmyards (also tagged correctly in that area) stand out a bit more
>> (obligatory "Blue Peter"** link http://imgur.com/L6l2g3z * to compare
>> with http://b.tile.openstreetmap.org/12/2028/1348.png ).
> The legend says 'Farm', and 'Farmyard' is a distinct land use from
> farmland, so they should be distinguishable, and while we don't 'tag for
> the renderer' ....

Oh, _that_ legend:


>> You can argue whether or not populating most of England with
>> landuse=farmland is a good use of anyone's time, but you can't argue
>> that it's wrong :)
> What is needed is proper tagging of fields rather than adding random
> areas of 'farmland' where the land outside of that is also farmland
> anyway. So yes I would argue that some of these areas are wrong when
> they have some arbitrary boundary through the middle of farmland.

FWIW I personally tend to only add landuse when I've surveyed and added 
all the gates, stiles, gaps, hedges, walls, fences etc. - but it's an 
entirely personal choice.



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