[talk-ch] Dam does not render

Sarah Hoffmann lonvia at denofr.de
Sat Aug 31 16:53:03 CEST 2013


On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 09:48:15AM -0400, Mohamed Ellozy wrote:
> I have attempted to change a dam from a simple way to an area to allow me
> to add a path crossing it [1].  So I took the original way, added nodes to
> make it an area, put steps going down from the upper road, a path across
> the dam joining the steps to the lower road.  The steps and the path render
> properly, and the name of the dam shows, but not the dam itself.
> What can I do to make the dam render properly?

Dams are currently not rendered as an area, they have never been. The example 
map on the wiki looks suspiciously like a photoshop job. And there is an 
open ticket about dams: https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/3985
which might be tackled in the next few months (no gurantees though).

I'd leave the mapping as an area as it is for now even if it is not
rendered. It is not wrong and seems to be quite common practise.

There is also the option to add things like that to the Swiss style on
osm.ch. If anybody is interested in looking into that. let me know.


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