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

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 14:11:06 GMT 2012

Probably better to introduce a new value to mean
yes-they-really-are-cobbles. Perhaps "cobbles" (as opposed to cobblestone)

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Tobias
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