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The tag "man_made=breakwater" with "highway=footway" does not seem to render correctly on any of the common maps. This tagging scheme seems to be allowed on the wiki. Any idea if this is a bug or if this is tagged/mapped incorrectly?

asked 15 Nov '13, 11:17

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Could you perhaps say what you're seeing, as I see a footway in most cases?

(15 Nov '13, 11:32) SomeoneElse ♦

I guess he expects to see some additional structure around the footway.

(15 Nov '13, 13:18) scai ♦

Hi Dabbi, you should draw the breakwater as what it is, a structure, take a look here, Now theres like scai mentioned just a path to the light. Add the footway on top of the breakwater or dam.

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answered 15 Nov '13, 11:46

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edited 15 Nov '13, 11:50


Sorry, what did I mention? And where?

(15 Nov '13, 13:19) scai ♦

I think Hendrikklaas is suggesting that those two tags shouldn't share the same way, but that instead the breakwater should be an area, and the footway drawn within it. (or, more precisely, if you want them both to be rendered, it's more likely to happen if you draw and tag two separate features) In addition, in the case Dabbi links to, it may also be good to modify the coastline to go along the outside of the breakwater, too.

(15 Nov '13, 16:37) neuhausr

Scai, you suggested a structure around the footway isn’t it, or I’m misinterpretating ?

(16 Nov '13, 20:05) Hendrikklaas

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