Imagine that I've got the situation here:

http://api06.dev.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=id&lat=53.321469&lon=-0.071881&zoom=18

There's a field with a fence around the top and right, and a hedge around the bottom and left. If I click in the field, obviously that's what iD selects. If I click on the edge, how do I choose whether to edit the fence/hedge or landuse?

That link's on the dev server rather than the live one, so you'll need to sign up there if you haven't already to see the issue. Obviously I don't want to pollute the live db with test data!

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I think this is the same issue as this one, where multiple ways share the same nodes.

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answered 07 Jun '13, 15:12

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I ran into the same issue today.

An almost-solution: Select a node that's part of the way you want to select, then cycle through the ways using \ (backslash). This way I can get the editor to highlight the desired way, but I haven't found a way to actually properly select and edit it.

A work-around: In the regular openstreetmap.org map view, select the way using e.g. the "Query features" tool, then click the "Edit" button and iD will come up with the way selected.

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