User:JossSmithson/sandbox

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This is the sandbox of user:JossSmithson. It will be used to compile and test information before it is added to the wiki proper.


Tagging the natural environment

This table shows the world biomes as classified on the Wikipedia page:Biome with a corusponding OSM tag for each. Where no tag is currently being used a proposed tag is included.

Biome OSM tag(s) currently in use Currently proposed tag New tag proposal
Tundra natural=tundra
Taiga/boreal forests natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood
Montane grasslands and shrublands natural=fell natural=grassland grassland=montane
Temperate coniferous forests natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood wood=coniferous
Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood wood=coniferous
Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood wood=deciduous wood=mixed
Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood wood=deciduous
Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests natural=wood landuse=forest landuse=wood wood=deciduous
Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands gatural=grassland grassland=temperate
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands natural=grassland grassland=tropical
Deserts and xeric shrublands natural=desert
Flooded grasslands and savannas natural=grassland grassland=flooded
Riparian waterway=riverbank ?
Wetland natural=wetland
Aquatic biomes
Pond natural=water
Littoral/intertidal zone natural=beach
Mangrove forests wetland=mangrove
Kelp forest mappable, but necessary? natural=kelp
Coral reef natural=reef
Neritic zone mappable, but necessary?
Continental shelf  ?
Pelagic zone N/a N/a N/a
Benthic zone N/a N/a N/a
Hydrothermal vents mappable, but necessary?
Cold seeps N/a N/a N/a
Pack ice natural=glacier
Other biomes
Endolithic zone N/a N/a N/a