[Tagging] [OSM-talk] connection between 2 islands

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 14:39:30 GMT 2009


2009/11/30 Martin Fossdal Guttesen <mguttesen at hotmail.com>

>   if you look at the description of embankment on the map features page
>
> "An embankment is an artificial bank raised above the
> immediately-surrounding land to redirect or prevent flooding by a river,
> lake or sea"
>
> then i don't think it is an embankment
>

well, depends which part of the wiki you look at ;-)

there is 2 definitions on the main page for embankment:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:embankment

If you look at Description (main column), there's the text you cited plus:
See wikipedia:Embankment <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embankment> (see
below)

If you look at Description (same page, but in the green column on the
right), there is this:

"A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet
area."
please note the "low-lying", as there is no water at all required in this
case.

Wikipedia knows several usages of embankment:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embankment

   - A levee <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levee> or dike, an artificial
   bank raised above the immediately-surrounding land to redirect or prevent
   flooding by a river, lake or sea
   - Embankment
(transportation)<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embankment_%28transportation%29>,
   in transportation, a raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a
   low-lying or wet area
   - Embankment dam <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embankment_dam>, a dam
   made of mounded earth and rock
   - Land reclamation along river
banks<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_%28geography%29>,
   usually marked by roads and walkways running along it, parallel to the
   river, as in:...

cheers,
Martin
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