From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public-images-osm logo.svg surface = cobblestone
Osm element tag.svg
Generic value for cobblestone, used for both sett and true cobblestone Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto


Generic value for cobblestone in the colloquial sense. It's better to use a more precise value such as sett or unhewn_cobblestone

Main problem with surface=cobblestone is conflict between typical use of that term both for sett (stones cut/broken but not machined to be flat) and for true cobblestone.

See also

Key Value Comment Photo
surface sett Sett paving, formed from natural stones cut to a regular shape. Granite Setts.jpg
surface unhewn_cobblestone Raw cobblestone of natural, uncut, rounded stones. Unlike pebblestone firmly connected to the ground. Ancient road surface.jpg
surface paving_stones Paving stones have relatively smooth surface. The surface is 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. Surface paving stones.jpgDscf1620-800.jpg