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

Matthew Woehlke mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 16:49:11 UTC 2020

On 29/07/2020 10.57, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 09:47, Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So... back to my *other* question: how should a raised wooden platform
>> on land be tagged? For example:
>> https://www.pitztal.com/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive/public/thumb_5101_lightbox.jpeg
>> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Laguna_Mountains%2C_California%2C_observation_area_2015.jpg
> There is bridge=boardwalk
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:bridge%3Dboardwalk which would
> seem to match at least the second image to me.
> The first is a bit of a stretch since it's not exactly a far walk, but
> seems to be related closely enough? I'd probably mark it as a short
> bridge way with a viewpoint at end node, or a bridge area with the
> viewpoint tag on the entire area (highway=pedestrian + area=yes +
> bridge=boardwalk + tourism=viewpoint?) and a bench node in the middle.

The connecting platforms *might*, in some cases, be bridges. The 
terminal platforms aren't bridges by any reasonable definition *I* know. 
For one, they don't *go* anywhere.

Do we really not have a way to tag *platforms*?


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