OpenStreetMap

Adding landuse

Posted by RussNelson on 4 June 2011 in English (English)

I've started to get serious about adding landuse= and natural= to my local area. Makes the map look MUCH more filled-out. I encourage you to try it. Yes, you. Right there. Yep, don't look around, I mean you.

Location: US 11, West Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, 13696, United States of America

Comment from Hawkeye on 4 June 2011 at 15:48

There plenty of ideas here for natural/landuse mapping:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Environmental_OSM

Some of the tagging scheme still needs working out. So if you are Wiki writing inclined, or want to learn - join the debate and help improve the Wiki

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Comment from olejorgenb on 4 June 2011 at 18:19

The tools for landuse mapping could be a lot better though. JOSM + some plugins (eg. contourmerge) is decent, but not great.

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Comment from nmixter on 4 June 2011 at 22:26

Landuse is the way to go. Nothing is more boring than a white map. Too bad more counties don't open up their data for importing into osm. Someday maybe the us will look like germany or brittian.

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Comment from chillly on 6 June 2011 at 16:05

@nmixter: Most of Britain has been done by surveying, not from imported data. Imports can put off the other mappers, so bad imports can damage our most precious resource, mappers.

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