User:Rudolf/draft landcover old

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First attempt 2014

How to map (first version)

Landcover (first version), only parts of the earth's surface.
Tag Subtags Description Picture Deprecate
landcover=water landcover:water=lake
landcover:water=pond
landcover:water=reservoir
landcover:water=canal
landcover:water=river
Area covered with water, located in the inland. Lake Billy Chinook, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon (photo by Bob Nichol).jpg natural=water
water=*
(partly)
landcover=sand Area covered with sand. Libya 4608 Idehan Ubari Dunes Luca Galuzzi 2007.jpg natural=sand
landcover=grass landcover:grass=meadow
landcover:grass=natural
landcover:grass=wetland
landcover:grass=savanna
Grassland. Konza1.jpg landuse=grass
landuse=meadow
natural=grassland
natural=wetland
landcover=heath Shrubland habitat, found mainly on free-draining infertile, acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low-growing woody vegetation. Wikipedia-16px.png Heath_(habitat) on Wikipedia Lüneburger Heide 109.jpg natural=heath
landcover=trees landcover:trees=needleleaf
landcover:trees=broadleaf
landcover:trees=mixed
Area covered with trees, regardless of being maintained. WaldAlfeld.jpg landuse=forest
natural=wood
landcover=scrub Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees. Starr 010831-0016 Morella faya.jpg natural=scrub
landcover=tundra Treeless habitat, characterised by open, low growing vegetation with sedges, grasses, mosses and lichens. Mainly alpine tundra. Wikipedia-16px.png tundra on Wikipedia Croix de Fer- View to South-West.JPG natural=fell
natural=tundra
landcover=rock landcover:rock=solid
landcover:rock=scree
landcover:rock=stonedesert
Area of visible rock. Hörnlihütte weg.jpg natural=bare_rock
natural=scree
landcover=ice landcover:ice=summit
landcover:ice=glacier
landcover:ice=polar
Area covered permanently with ice. Cotopaxi volcano 2008-06-27T1322.jpg natural=glacier
The values are somehow sorted by height of the vegetation zone.

Related tags

Additional tags to describe the landcover of the earth, as used in topography maps.

Areas, mostly significated in topography maps
Tag Description
landuse=residential
landuse=commercial
landuse=industrial
Outline of the whole area covered by buildings, including brownfield.
landuse=cemetery Cemetery
landuse=vineyard Plantation of grape-bearing vines.
landuse=orchard Plantation of trees or shrubs maintained for food production
landuse=farmland maybe cropland Area used for tillage and pasture (animals, vegetables, flowers, fruit growing).

An alias to landcover in JOSM will improve the tagging work. Then you can filter "landcover" and get the whole area of landcovers.