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

Cartinus cartinus at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 30 21:09:13 GMT 2009

On Monday 30 November 2009 15:39:30 Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 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

I fixed the wiki page to better reflect what I think is the most common usage 
in OSM. Just adding embankment=yes to a highway, railway or waterway is found 
a lot more in the database, than the micro-mapping stuff that was so 
prominent on the page before today.


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