Is there any way to define a desert like the Negev desert (Israel) in OSM?

I found a proposed feature for the desert that haven't been approved. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Deserts

So how should a known desert be tagged? - nature=desert is not approved. - nature=sand is currently in use and will display the area in yellow.

Would be interesting to hear you opinions....

asked 20 Dec '11, 09:28

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That proposal looks good to me (altough I'm not sure why they use "type=" instead of "semi_arid=").

On taginfo you'll find 99 occurences of "natural=desert" and 20 of "desert=*". That may not be very widespread, but to me it looks plenty enough to use.

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answered 20 Dec '11, 10:42

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I have used nature=desert now. It gets rendered in Mapnik in a kind of brown. Looks strange to me, but that what it is.

In my opinion a desert should be brown or yellow but a lot lighter.

(29 Dec '11, 15:58) Mr_Israel
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