[OSM-talk] Woods vs Forests

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 00:22:43 UTC 2017

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> On 30. Oct 2017, at 18:25, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:
> "Although forest is a term of common parlance, there is no universally recognised precise definition, with more than 800 definitions of forest used around the world."
> [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest#Definition ]
> I think it's hopeless for us to coin good definition.

we just have to find one definition we can agree upon, if we don’t, everyone will use his own personal interpretation and that’s probably worse.

I’m sure, using any of these asserted 800 definitions, there are a lot of areas where trees grow that aren’t forests.

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