Opened 8 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#3931 closed enhancement (fixed)

woods and forests

Reported by: c2r Owned by: potlatch-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: potlatch2 Version:
Keywords: forest, wood, potlatch2, Cc: mxn@…


Hi Richard,

I see the bug of natural=forest has been corrected so that it adds landuse=forest; that's useful.

However, it does mean that natural=wood isn't available on the presets, which may cause users to mis-tag things. It might be better to change the description of Forest on the preset to "Managed Forest", and have a new preset of "Woodland" for natural=wood; to give users a better idea of which to use under which circumstances.

Regards, Chris

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by SomeoneElse

Another consequence of this is that "natural=wood" appears as "unrecognised" in the presets.

Click a node here: and select the "natural=wood" way to see the effect.

It's not wrong; it just might be confusing.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Rogerc

I have only just seen this proposal - I fully support it. Woodland and Forests are not the same thing.


comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Minh Nguyễn

Cc: mxn@… added

Some new users in my area have insisted on using landuse=forest instead of natural=wood because only the former has a preset. (It doesn’t help that only landuse=forest is rendered with little tree icons in the Mapnik stylesheet.) I’d really appreciate a preset for natural=wood. Renaming the landuse=forest preset also sounds like a good idea.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by EdLoach

Potlatch 2 has recently had a patch applied for this issue, which I believe will go live next time the instance gets updated

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Harry Wood

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Yeah that seems to have been fixed a long time ago. Potlatch 2 allows both natural=wood and landuse=forest from under the 'natural' button.

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