[Tagging] How to map "piers" on land?

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Tue Jul 28 20:55:01 UTC 2020

On Tue, 28 Jul 2020 at 16:10, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is no part of a pier on land.  Not according to the wiki: "A pier is a raised
> walkway over water..." and "Lastly, connect the pier with other ways on land,
> otherwise it will result in a "island" that can't be used for routing."  The wiki
> then goes on to give a misleading or contradictory mention to connecting
> to the last node of the pier on land.
> Since your pier connects to a footpath, replace the bit of the pier on land
> with a closed way tagged area=yes + highway=pedestrian, or similar
> (I don't know if area=yes + highway=footway works).  Just because
> the surface the person walks on is continuous doesn't make the bit
> that's on land a pier.

This is not in line with current usage in OSM, e.g.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/172671466 or
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/30726754 or


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