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Raw cobblestone of natural, uncut, rounded stones. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

Raw cobblestone paving, formed from natural, uncut, overall rounded stones. Firmly attached to a ground, unlike pebblestone.

You can specify smoothness=* to indicate the quality.

Tag history

Appeared in 2018 to resolve problem of conflict in meaning of surface=cobblestone The "cobblestone" term was problematic as it is used both for surface=sett and true cobblestone. See for example this discussion where surface=unhewn_cobblestone was invented

Since late 2020 StreetComplete asks for surface on roads and paths tagged with surface=cobblestone.

See taginfo usage graph and usage comparison with surface=cobblestone.

See also

Key Value Comment Photo
surface cobblestone Generic value for cobblestone - typically used in the colloquial sense. But also sometimes in the specialist sense. It's better to use a more precise value such as sett or unhewn_cobblestone Granite Setts.jpgAncient road surface.jpg
surface sett Sett paving, formed from natural stones cut usually to a regular shape. Granite Setts.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. Gołębie na Rynku Głównym w Krakowie 2.jpg