I've tried marking some open fields and wetlands in the middle of forested areas but they are not showing up when I "view". I am quite new to OSM, so I'm sure it's my fault. How does one mark open fields and/or wetlands?

asked 14 May '12, 05:01

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At least way 163534673 is visible to me.

I think the problem is that you didn't wait long enough to let the renderer handle your edits, as described in the FAQ: I have just made some changes to the map. How do I get to see my changes?

A potential problem is that you have added overlapping land usages. I if an area is covered by both landuse A and landuse B then, depending of how the renderer is constructed, it may be a matter of coincidence which landuse is rendered over the other. The solution to that is to use a multipolygon relation and for example cut holes in the forest where you put your lakes, meadows etc.

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answered 14 May '12, 07:44

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@gnurk Thanks for the response. The asynchronous handling of the edits explained my field change problem, but not the wetland change problem. In the end, I got the wetlands by selecting an area, choosing "advanced" on the properties editing for that area and making sure that the only key value pair was natural = wetland. Having a landuse key/value pair as well seemed to be overriding the natural=wetland pair. Once that was the only pair, it rendered as I expected.

Thanks again for you time and for teaching me about the asynchronous nature of updates.

(15 May '12, 03:40) jhp
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