We should not make permanent what is not permanent !
Let's look at North of DR Congo, which is a forestry area with small villages spread everywhere and people making wood cuts. In such areas, the cuts are not permanent and a few years later there will be trees growing already. Since this is not permanent, not grass, this should not be distinguished in the OpenStreetMap database.
There were also many missinterpretations for the Ebola outbreak with contributors tracing residential landuse polygons. Sometimes there are cuts for building houses. But more often, simply wood cuts to sell the wood to the forestry industry.
Le lundi 6 août 2018 23 h 40 min 54 s HAE, Warin <[hidden email]> a écrit :
“landuse=clearing” was extensively used in Costa Rica by
#hotosm-task-417 #YouthMappers #TexasTech during November 2017,
Parque Nacional Coicovado in Costa Rica.
tag is not documented on the OSM wiki, I have started to document
what I think it is and looks like from some satellite imagery.