[OSM-talk] connection between 2 islands
Martin Fossdal Guttesen
mguttesen at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 30 21:09:10 GMT 2009
I would agree that it is more like a Causeway jugding from the wikipedia article and images, but i cant find any tag for that, and i dont think it would render on the map
"A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area. "
it is defently not low-laying but it is the sea so ofcource it is wet
i would more categorise it as a broad body of water according to
here is another picture of the other one
the text under the picture says it is a dam, but it defently is not
From: Martin Koppenhoefer
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 6:49 PM
To: john at jfeldredge.com
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Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] connection between 2 islands
2009/11/30 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>
I would class that as a causeway, rather than an embankment. I think "wet area" in the Wikipedia definition would refer to boggy ground, or an intermittently-flooded low-lying area, rather than to lake-bottom or sea-bottom that is underwater all of the time.
by your name I guess you're an English native speaker, so I guess you're right, still the definition in WIkipedia states:
In modern usage, a causeway is a road or railway elevated on a sandbank, usually across a broad body of water or wetland.
While in the pictures given by the OP it didn't seem to be a sandbank where the road was constructed on.
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