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tagging a green roof?

Posted by scruss on 1 June 2013 in English (English)

I just mapped Warden Hilltop Community Centre. It has a “green roof” — part of the roof has growing turf, and a trail through it (which would explain how I managed to put a gps trail through the building ☺). How would I tag it?

Green roofs are kind of a thing (and not just 'cos I briefly worked for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities). I can think of some:

Location: Clairlea, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, M4C5A2, Canada

Comment from Dr Kludge on 2 June 2013 at 00:14

The [Simple 3D Buildings[(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Simple_3D_Buildings) page has all the information on detailed mapping of buildings. roof:colour=* is what you are looking for.

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Comment from scruss on 2 June 2013 at 01:23

It's not the colour, Dr K; it's the fact it's growing — so in your part of the world, it would be like having a xeriscaped roof.

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Comment from scruss on 2 June 2013 at 02:05

perfect! Thanks!

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Comment from SK53 on 2 June 2013 at 19:11

Green roofs often have a wide range of different plants depending on a whole host of factors. Relatively few will be seeded with grass.

More often they will have relatively drought tolerant plants, certainly local ones have lots of sedums, and a range of Carophyllaceae (Dianthus, Petrorhagia and others).

For this reason I have used the green_roof=yes tag, see http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/37015658.

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Comment from scruss on 2 June 2013 at 20:02

better still!

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