[Tagging] surface=ground/dirt/earth

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 15:11:07 UTC 2014


On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
> Since OSM uses British English, what word would you pair with road, as in "dirt road?"
>
> Earthen road?
>
> Inquiring minds want to know.

Either "compacted earth road" (more specific) or "unsurfaced road"
(which I prefer); or "green lane" which generally means a public
vehicular right of way which is typically not deliberately surfaced
and is certainly not asphalted.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_lane_(road),
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Laning#Green_laning, and
http://www.glass-uk.org/

__John



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