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A key to describe the physical coverage of an area. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: natural
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 10
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Status: in use


The following initial landcover values are proposed. These are currently the most used values (value inspiration [1][2]). As for landcover=trees, it is recommend to, as currently is done, double tag it with landuse=forest or natural=wood until that discussion is resolved.

Tag Definition Comments Taginfo counts
landcover=trees For areas covered with trees -
landcover=grass For areas covered with grass Use landuse=meadow for grass fields with an agricultural function or natural=grassland for natural grasslands

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