[Tagging] surface = chip seal vs surface = asphalt

80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru 80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru
Sat Jan 23 17:31:26 UTC 2021

>In the united states people do not use the word concrete, 
>The terms “asphalt concrete”, “bituminous asphalt concrete” and the abbreviation “AC” are typically used only in engineering and construction documents and technical literature where the definition of “concrete” is any composite material composed of mineral aggregate glued together with a binder, whether that binder is Portland cement, asphalt or even epoxy. To the layperson Asphalt Concrete pavements is most often called just “ asphalt “.
>>Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:51 AM -06:00 from Mateusz Konieczny via Talk-us < talk-us at openstreetmap.org >:
>>I was helping a newbie mapper from US (on Discord) and discovered
>>(how surface=chipseal looked until today)
>>Is it something considered as substantially different from regular asphalt concrete?
>>Is surface=chipseal valid value or pointless duplicate of surface=asphalt?
>>Is it something that should be eliminated or used more widely?
>>Should it be documented at  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:surface
>>or considered as deprecated?
>>Asking on talk-us first as it appears to be common especially in rural USA.
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