Proposed features/Misc. urban open space

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This map feature exist on Map_Features#Landuse and is actively in use

Misc. urban open space
Proposal status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: *
Tagging: landuse=grass
Applies to: area
Definition: Small areas of grass or other vegetation which aren't formal gardens or parks.

Rendered as: green


Very often housing estates are punctuated by small areas of open grass, shrubs or small trees,or a dead end is formed by a significantly large road island, which is grassed. These don't really fall into a defined category like recreation_ground, village_green, park or common (and they are usually smaller). They are just breathing spaces in the urban environment.

It would be nice to have them rendered in green on a map.




landuse=grass as currently shown by Osmarender

Should be shown in green, perhaps a light shade to show that it isn't as significant as other green areas such as parks and recreation grounds.

Osmarender already renders landuse=grass areas in green, with a darker green border. Mapnik currently ignores them.

Since this is intended for relatively small areas, it might only be shown at a fairly high zoom level.


(This proposal is the same as green_space which was voted down by 2 votes to 1 simply because the voters didn't like the name of the tag.)


Moved discussion to talk page. --Skippern 18:01, 27 November 2008 (UTC)