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here is a bridge style pier drawn as an area that is rendering with water on the inside

I was wondering if [this][1] is an known issue/bug or if there is a standardized way of dealing with piers with two or more ways for example making it a multipolygon relation.


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asked 27 Mar '14, 16:02

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Right now it's being rendered correctly for how it's mapped: as two separate linear piers lying end-to-end. I don't see any reason for having the pier made up of two ways. Simply join them into a single closed loop way to make it into an area.

Yes, a multipolygon could be used to make the two ways into one pier area, but that's overkill when it could simply be mapped as a single way.

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answered 27 Mar '14, 16:40

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Thanks alester, I deleted the shorter of the two ways and extended the longer way to form a closed way. It appears to be rendering correctly now. If I recall correctly, when I first worked on this pier months ago it was a single way. I came along and felt like making it an area, so I closed the way thinking it would form a solid platform area. For some reason, it created two ways rather than continuing the already existing single way. But today I noted that it didn't make a single platform area. Fortunately when I extended the way today it just continued the way enabling me to make it a single closed way.

(27 Mar '14, 20:04) flockfinder

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