Tag:surface=dirt

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Public-images-osm logo.svg surface = dirt
Dirt path beyond bike trail.png
Description
Used for where surface is exposed earth/soil/dirt but it is not sand or gravel or rock. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: de facto

Used for where surface is exposed earth/soil/dirt but it is not sand or gravel or rock. Note that some roads correctly tagged in OSM as surface=compacted are sometimes referred to as "dirt road".

Note that while some people would refer to this as "dirt road" in OSM it should be tagged as surface=compacted
Actual surface=dirt road

See Key:surface for overview of all surfaces including paved ones.

Likely an exact synonym of surface=earth. Some mappers may use various distinctions between surface=dirt and surface=earth - but no systematic difference is to be expected.