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Indicates that the surface of the feature is an unpaved surface. Consider using a more specific tag. 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


Describes the surface of a feature as unpaved. See Key:surface for details.

Using more specific value is always preferable as surface=unpaved may mean everything from surface=compacted to surface=mud.

surface=compacted - surface=unpaved may mean this kind of surface
surface=mud - surface=unpaved may mean this kind of surface