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Can the maps give an indication if it is a Gravel road or Tar. Currently not clear. This will help with route planning. Thank you.

asked 27 Sep '16, 14:15

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edited 27 Sep '16, 21:58

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A distinction between paved roads and unpaved roads would be a great help on Open Street maps. I recently heard that unpaved roads can be further broken down into ones that are maintained (by towns) and ones that are not maintained and used for occasional or seasonal use.

(27 Sep '16, 15:33) interactive3

Yes, you can create a map from OSM data that distinguishes between paved and unpaved roads. An example in a map style of mine is:

https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/SomeoneElse-style/blob/master/style.lua#L144

That's using lua, but something very similar would be possible with (say) the style rules in OsmAnd.

(27 Sep '16, 15:50) SomeoneElse ♦

Where are you looking for a map of?

(27 Sep '16, 23:43) Richard ♦

It depends on the provider of the map. Raw OSM data can contain a surface tag. The map on osm.org does not show this. The Android App OsmAnd, which also uses OSM data, can display the surface,

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answered 27 Sep '16, 15:26

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Note: the HOT layer actually distinguishes between paved and unpaved roads.

(28 Sep '16, 00:30) SimonPoole ♦

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