[talk-au] surface=unsealed in 4wd/dirt road tagging

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 07:58:23 UTC 2013

Hi Ian,
  I don't think "unsealed" communicates anything that "unpaved"
doesn't. If people want to be specific with surface=dirt,
surface=gravel then that would be different.

So - yes, go ahead. :)


On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Ian Sergeant <inas66+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I know we had some discussion over 4wd/dirt road tagging.
> This ended up in the wiki as a recommendation to use
> surface=unsealed
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/surface=unsealed
> I really can't see a significant reason here not to stick with
> surface=unpaved
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/surface=unpaved
> When it is so much more likely to used, and therefore so much more likely to
> be rendered, navigated, etc.  There are the other surface=* tags that can be
> used if more specific information is available, but surface=unsealed is
> obscure to no benefit IMO.
> If there are no objections, I'll update the wiki.
> Thanks,
> Ian.
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