[OSM-talk] Proposed removal of rendering support for natural=marsh in Openstreetmap-carto style

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 04:06:19 UTC 2019


I've proposed removing the rendering of natural=marsh in
Openstreetmap-carto, the rendering stylesheet used for the "standard"
map layer on openstreetmap.org

https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3829

The common tagging for a marsh is natural=wetland + wetland=marsh as
with other types of wetland.

According to the wiki, natural=marsh has not been recommended at least
since January 2009:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:natural%3Dmarsh&oldid=217946;
and since 2016 the page has specified that this tag is deprecated:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Anatural%3Dmarsh

Since 2009, wetland=marsh has shown steadily increasing usage. It is
now used 130,000 times, compared to less than 10k remaining uses of
natural=marsh.

Please comment at github if there are any objections to this change or
other comments:
https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3829



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