[Tagging] Piles of stones

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Nov 20 22:38:42 UTC 2020

Looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairn it seems that it is
something more purposefully constructed than 
"pile of unwanted stones kept in one place"

Create area and mark as surface=stone ?
man_made=pile_of_stones ?

Nov 20, 2020, 23:32 by graemefitz1 at gmail.com:

> I was having similar thoughts just a couple of days ago, about what to call a pile of rocks that a farmer has cleared from, then piled up in, a field?
> natural=bare_rock says it's exposed bedrock
> =scree has fallen from an adjacent rockface
> =shingle is on a beach or river bed
> =stone is for large boulders
> =rock is "a notable rock feature or small group of rocks, attached to the underlying bedrock"
> none of which really fit?
> I did see man_made=cairn as "a mound of stones, usually conical or pyramidal, raised as a landmark or to designate a point of importance in surveying", which also isn't really right, because this isn't for any use apart from getting all the rocks in one place.
> Thanks
> Graeme
> On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 at 08:01, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <> tagging at openstreetmap.org> > wrote:
>> It seems that we have no good value to mark surface of path of rocky paths.

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