[Tagging] surface=ground/dirt/earth

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Fri Mar 14 21:56:12 UTC 2014

On 3/14/14 4:05 PM, Fernando Trebien wrote:
> Well, any information you add does help. If you could use something
> more specific than "dirt" ("gravel" is more precise, for instance), it
> would be even better. (That's my point: "dirt" is good, something more
> is specific such as "compacted", "earth", "sand" or "clay" is even
> better). 
in US usage, dirt is considered as different from gravel; i don't see the
confusion there. i'll grant that clay could be added to the list; we don't
tend to have clay surfaced roads in the northeast so much, but in large
parts of the southeast, it could make a difference.

but i seem to recall that we have had a discussion like this recently that
was ultimately unproductive. i would really would hope that we can
avoid a similarly protracted and unsuccessful discussion this time around.
i don't really understand the problem with using dirt as a value, i think
that it's pretty clear.


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