We are only reiterating the fact that being paved or not is subjective to the renderer/router/data consumer, based on the intention of the particular user, and thus a tag for paved=* is counter-productive.
John F. Eldredge wrote on 2014-10-01 14:44:
Compacted usually means compacted earth (the soil has been packed more densely, but no other hard surface has been added). A dirt road simply has the native soil exposed, with perhaps some grading done, but again no topping added. To my mind, neither of these count as "paved". On September 30, 2014 4:57:58 AM CDT, Erik Johansson <erjo...@gmail.com> wrote: These are more than 90% of values for surface, categorize them as paved/unpaved the rest as unpaved. surface= asphalt unpaved paved gravel ground dirt grass concrete paving_stones sand cobblestone compacted paved=yes will remove then need for parsing those last % of surface=* values, not sure it's worth it. To think that there is only one definition of paved=yes, is a big mistake. There are few tags in OSM that are specific enough to mean the same thing all over the world.
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