I'm having problems with traffic island grass verges at the side of the road and barriers at the side of the road; can someone tell me how to do these?

asked 25 Aug '11, 13:18

darrenrobert's gravatar image

darrenrobert
73889
accept rate: 0%

edited 25 Aug '11, 21:54

SomeoneElse's gravatar image

SomeoneElse ♦
32.1k63333752


For something as small as a patch of grass at the side of a road I don't think that "village_green" is a good answer, because, well, it's not a village green is it?

A few months back "landcover" was suggested (as an alternative to landuse, so that you could have landuse=foo, landcover=bar. It's a nice idea, but almost no-one uses landcover=grass.

However, surface=grass probably also works in your case and is much more popular.

For larger grassy items, you might consider landuse=village_green, leisure=park or landuse=recreation_ground - choose the thing that's most appropriate (or if none of them are, use something else).

One thing that I wouldn't worry about at this stage is how e.g. a grass verge renders in the main Mapnik map - rightly, I don't think that it is concerned with features that small, even at maximum current zoom.

permanent link

answered 25 Aug '11, 22:13

SomeoneElse's gravatar image

SomeoneElse ♦
32.1k63333752
accept rate: 15%

-3

For small pieces of city vegetation (too small to be a park, eg. your grass verges) I use village green even if it is probably not what it is meant for, but it is the closest one. Grass alone suggests that it is grass, not a place covered also with trees and bushes.

For barriers at side of the road use some of these depending on what kind of barrier there is.

permanent link

answered 25 Aug '11, 13:56

LM_1's gravatar image

LM_1
3.2k334988
accept rate: 10%

2

It is fine that some do not like this answer, but those who vote it down should give their own (better) answer or at least leave a comment stating what is wrong...

(25 Aug '11, 20:21) LM_1
2

From the wiki, a village green is defined as "An area of common land (usually grass but may also be a lake), in the centre of a village". This clearly does not apply to patches of grass at the side of a road.

It would be more useful to tag it as landuse=grass (if it is mostly grass) or perhaps landuse=meadow (if there are some wildflowers), or natural=scrub or natural=heath (if there are some bushes).

(25 Aug '11, 21:24) Vclaw
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×184
×20

question asked: 25 Aug '11, 13:18

question was seen: 4,922 times

last updated: 25 Aug '11, 22:13

powered by OSQA