User:Cracklinrain/highlands

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This is a very first draft of a proposal for tagging landscapes.

Highlands

Geologically speaking highlands is a type of landforms.

Highlands describes the elevation of a landscape. Those landscapes can include urban settlements as well as woods. Similar to coastlines the outlines of hilly regions/landscapes are blurry and may be subject to change.

Highland in Wikipedia

Motivation

At the moment some highlands are denoted by forest areas named the same as the highland.

How to map

  • Ways and nodes used to describe the outline should be kept separate from objects which are not describing natural outlines (e.g. landscape).
  • The outlines of the area should roughly mark the very start of the hilly landscape (feed of the mountain).
  • Highland areas can include other highland areas and use partially the same outlines. For example the Südtiroler Berge can be included at the outline of the alps.


Defined on relations


natural=highlands

highlands=mittelgebirge highlands=geest

landscape of sandy and gravelly soils usually mantled by a heathland vegetation
0-50
Geest in Wikipedia

highlands=uplands

around 200m; up to 500-600m

highlands=alpine

usually upon the tree line
Alpine in Wikipedia

highlands=plateau

relatively plain area some hundreds of meters above sea level
Plateau in Wikipedia

highlands=mountain

Mountain in Wikipedia

name=* wikipedia=* area=yes type=multipolygon


Defined on ways


boundary=natural


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