[Tagging] surface=ground/dirt/earth

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Fri Mar 14 19:51:51 UTC 2014

On 3/14/14 3:11 PM, Fernando Trebien wrote:
> Considering that "surface" is loosely defined (it can have any value)
> and no rules are imposed on it, I believe that ground and dirt are
> acceptable values, but not quite desirable, as their meaning is too
> low quality (too imprecise) for applications such as routing and even
> rendering of detailed surface maps. They both hardly mean something
> significantly different from "unpaved" (for most practical
> applications I can think of).
i generally try to combine surface={dirt|gravel} with a value for
tracktype, if that helps at all.


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