[Tagging] Wikifiddling, surface=cobblestone vs. sett & paving_stones
osm at tobias-knerr.de
Mon Feb 20 14:05:43 GMT 2012
Jonathan Bennett wrote:
> In summary: I believe the three classes to be separate and
> non-overlapping. So I disagree with the wiki edit made, but do think
> surface=sett is a sensible, verifiable tag.
A "sett" (a word I've never heard before) is apparently colloquially
called "cobblestone". To the extent that even the image in the Wikipedia
article about "sett" is called "Cobblestones_01.jpg".
We cannot just introduce a new surface value "sett": That would change
the definition of surface=cobblestone to no longer include sett
surfaces. But almost all surface=cobblestone currently in the database
have actually a "sett" surface, and according to the wiki documentation
until now, this was the expected way to tag them - it was using a sett
surface as an illustration for the meaning of surface=cobblestone.
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