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

Allroads allroadsworld at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 23:34:33 UTC 2020

Could be a groundy path go over in a bridge=boardwalk, change material, change fixation to a pier, a pier could also be floating.

From: Paul Allen 
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:09 PM
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools 
Subject: Re: [Tagging] How to map "piers" on land?

On Tue, 28 Jul 2020 at 20:44, Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com> wrote:

  Please see https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/651244930. This is a pier 
  with a platform on land that extends into the water. Carto cuts off the 
  part that is on land.

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.



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