[Tagging] Wharf

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Tue Feb 16 16:48:48 UTC 2016


On 2016-02-16 17:26, Malcolm Herring wrote:

> On 16/02/2016 14:26, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote: 
> 
>> "môle" - which is a much better translation for "wharf"
> 
> No it is not - a mole (also an english word) is a solid pier - it is masonry/stone/concrete structure that is built on the seabed & has the function of a pier. The important difference is that a mole projects from the land like a pier, & is not part of the land like a wharf/quay.

>From what I just wen reading, it looks like you are right - alongside
vs. perpendicular is the key. 

So is a mole a special sort of pier ? Then definition of "pier" in
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dpier is wrong, as it
is not always "a raised walkway over water supported by pillars". So
man_made=pier + pier=wharf, or man_made=pier +
structure=masonry/stone/concrete or man_made=mole ? 

  
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