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I have drawn in a lake and the tags are the same as several others that I have done but the lake does not show in the OSM "view". The name shows but the lake does not. Can't find anything different about this looking at other lakes I have done. The main tag is natural=water and I have double checked that the outline I made is one single connected way. I have given the rendering several days to show up.

You can look at this by going to "Hidden Valley Lake, IN".

What am I missing?

asked 28 Jan '11, 15:00

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The problem in this case is that the ends of the way you drew haven't joined correctly. If you look at: you would expect for a closed way (representing an area) that the first and last node IDs would match. If you look closely the last node actually matches the second node in the list. The first node seems to be hidden under the node where the way joins (in Potlatch 1). I dragged the join node slightly and the extra node appeared. Select that node and delete it and I think the then closed way should render correctly.

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answered 28 Jan '11, 16:19

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You were right. I went back and looked at the area your node pointed to and found some extra nodes hiding there. Also found a couple of zig zags at the other end of the lake.

It now displays as a lake. Thanks

(28 Jan '11, 18:52) discus277

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