Talk:Tag:landuse=village green

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Please, can you more clearly describe what distinguishes it from park and from grass only? I beleive that this exist on several places in Czech republic, but I might have different understanding that UK guys. Should there be trees in village green? Is it sort of less maintained park without paths? --Jakubt (talk) 08:16, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

The english Wikipedia page for "village green" is quite extensive, it should help you. Rafmar (talk) 20:21, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
and … it has a URL, and we are on The Web, where hyperlinking is possible … --Hubne (talk) 00:02, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
So maybe some of those descriptions should be copied to the OSM wiki page. I've seen people use village_green for any random patch of grass between apartment buildings in residential blocks. Or if the definition varies across countries, maybe there should be a warning on the wiki page to not use this in a country unless the definition is described on the localized wiki page. Aceman444 (talk) 16:31, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Village green in Croatia

I decided to use this tag in Croatian villages. They often have a grassy area between the houses that was mostly used for gooses that would graze the grass, children that would play, and for community events. Czech version of the Wikipedia article about Village green has images that are similar to Croatian examples:

I'm not sure why this tag got an "exclusively British" meaning over the years. It looks like a pretty broad term to me. Janko (talk) 12:39, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Conflicting definition

It seems to me that the definition text and the photos are illustrating two completely different definitions of village green. Should village green be used solely for the green area in the center of some villages (definition at top of page and on Wikipedia), or should it be used for any type of green (grass or shrubbery) in the urban environment (as illustrated by all the photos)?--Pbb (talk) 12:32, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

As a suggestion, I think green spots in the city should instead be called urban green, firstly because cities are much bigger than villages, and secondly because village green is an established term outside of OSM. --Pbb (talk) 22:11, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Well the tag is misused for this alternative definition for a long time and on a large scale. I think it is because nor surface=grass and neither landcover=grass are rendered on the default map. So mappers choose this tag ignoring its original definition. IMHO we should redefine this tag officially to this alternative meaning that it is any green are inside city or town or village. Chrabros (talk) 00:54, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

The definition conflict is currently heavily discussed on the tagging list. There are better solutions proposed than extremely widening the tag definition. The example photographs have been moved to this talk page, as below. --Polarbear w (talk) 11:14, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Photos (use against definition)

Some examples of the kind of village green as used by many mappers. Especially outside of the United Kingdom.
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