From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public-images-osm logo.svg surface = unhewn_cobblestone
Ancient road surface.jpg
Raw cobblestone of natural, uncut, rounded stones. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

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