[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Ground)

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Tue Jul 14 09:50:04 UTC 2020



> Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> hat am 13. Juli 2020 um 22:34 geschrieben:
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/32097822997
> 

I think this is a great example why more specific tags are advisable to use in OSM than a generic bare ground tag.

What this picture shows is commonly known as desert pavement:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_pavement

Apart from varying in size distribution and density as well as material of the stones these form a fairly characteristic surface that can and should be mapped distinctly.  As size of the larger stones strongly affects navigability, specifying that would be a valuable supplemental tag.

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Christoph Hormann 
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