|surface = paving_stones|
|A surface paved with artificial blocks (block pavers, bricks) or natural stones (flagstones), with a flat top.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
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A relatively smooth surface paved with artificial blocks (block pavers, bricks) or natural stones (flagstones), with a flat top. The gaps between individual paving stones are very narrow, either because the stones have a perfectly regular shape (rectangular, or any surface-filling shape) or because they have been carefully selected, fitted and placed in order to form an even, closed surface.
There is a wide variety of blocks that qualify for this tag.
- paving_stones:shape=*: shape of the tiles, see § Shape below.
- paving_stones:pattern=*: how they are arranged, see § Pattern below.
- paving_stones:length=* and paving_stones:width=*: dimensions. For square tiles, only the length need be given. With patterns that use multiple sizes (e.g. "tudor"), the dimension of the largest stone in the pattern is considered. Example:
30 cm(for these tags, always include the unit to avoid confusion).
- paving_stones:colour=*: colour of the tiles, like colour=*.
- paving_stones:direction=* or paving_stones:orientation=*: rotation of the pattern, see § Direction below
paving_stones:shape=* describes the shape of the individual paving stones. The following are some possible values:
paving_stones:pattern=* describes how the paving stones are arranged. Not all combinations of shape/pattern are physically possible.
paving_stones:direction=* describes the orientation of the paving stone pattern relative to north. It uses the syntax for direction=* angles. With an angle of 0, the patterns look as depicted in § Pattern on a north-oriented map.
Alternatively, paving_stones:orientation=* can be used to describe the orientation of the paving stone pattern relative to the way direction. In addition to angles, this key also accepts the values
Other similar surfaces: