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If e.g go to http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=48.135583&lon=11.614641&zoom=18&layers=M and activate the data overlay it is not possible to pick the parking lot in the middle as it is hidden by another area. The same problem exists for a lot of other ways. How can I pick it anyway? Using the object list is IMO too time consuming as one needs to try all 'way' entries.

asked 01 Nov '10, 20:52

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This is a problem with OpenLayers (see this bug report) and the ordering of polygons by size. We need to wait until either it's fixed in the OpenLayers project, or we find some other way around it.

The practical way around this problem is to click "manually select a different area" and draw a small box around the feature you are interested in. If this still causes problems, find a corner of the area and draw the box around that - it will find the node in the corner and load up the rest of the way too.

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answered 02 Nov '10, 10:41

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answered 01 Nov '10, 21:11

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