[Tagging] Wikifiddling, surface=cobblestone vs. sett & paving_stones

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 12:45:09 GMT 2012

After questions on talk-it this wiki action was identified:

Is it consensus to use "sett" instead of "cobblestones" for most of
the stone pavings of roads? Taginfo shows only 177 objects tagged with

I don't recall any discussion on this topic. Until now I thought it
was consensus to use the tags "surface=cobblestones" for more or less
uneven paving with stones and "surface=paving_stones" for more or less
even surfaces paved with stones.

How should we deal with this? Maybe there was indeed a definition gap
to distinguish on a finer granularity between different pavings?

Anyway, changing main values of main tags in the wiki without further
announcement, discussion or voting should be deprecated.


[1] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/surface#values

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