On 25 September 2017 17:13:01 BST, ael <law_ence....@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 01:36:22PM +0100, SK53 wrote:
>> Moor (or possibly fell) covers a decent amount of Corine data
>> across Europe as natural=heath. In effect natural=heath on OSM no
>> means heath. It may mean any of the following:
>>    - Upland vegetation in its broadest sense: unimproved upland
>>    drier blanket bogs (covered by heather), Racometrium heath,
>>    dominated heath, Shrubby vegetation dominated by brooms (at least
>in France
>>    & Spain), and no doubt a few others I've missed.
>>    - Moorland in Britain, which is probably a slightly smaller subset
>>    the above
>>    - Lowland heathland: places like the Surrey Heaths, Suffolk
>>    Norfolk Brecks etc.
>>    - Other less obvious lowland areas known as heaths: particularly
>>    large swathes of bracken and patches of birch.
>> When this thread first started I thought we could work to remove
>> multiple meanings, but having seen what places with natural=heath
>> Corine imported-data in the Cevennes,  suspect that this is an
>> objective.
>Well, surely this make the tag so general as to be pretty useless. The
>original meaning was pretty specific and useful. "Moor" or something
>equivalant is well understood (in the UK, at least) and is useful as
>a broad description where detailed mapping is absent.
>Anyway, I take it that no one is objecting to my changes and wanting to
>revert them?
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This was discussed in a thread here a number of years ago. There is a lot of 
upland heath on the moor:


I think it would be better if it was kept as heath with a sub type. Just 
changing it to moor doesn't add anything useful.


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