Hi, Some place with a ground without particular function so, how to add aspahlt surface as we could add grassland or also rocky area ? I don't see a surface that called like this. If i use an other surafce with a different tag than that original, the color will not like asphalt or other.

asked 06 Dec '17, 13:11

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(06 Dec '17, 14:46) nevw

This problem is described here:


In a nutshell, most of the time surface is an additional tag for the object and is tagged like surface=, but if you have no idea about anything beside it, you can use standalone landcover= tag, for example:


You can also tag the color of the surface, if you know it:


but the rendering may use its own colors.

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answered 06 Dec '17, 14:56

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edited 06 Dec '17, 14:57


The surface key is most commonly used as an additional tag, but there's nothing stopping you from using it on its own. To me, that makes more sense than duplicating most of the value list of surface with a different key (landcover).

(06 Dec '17, 17:44) Tordanik
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