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# Newbie Question: How to add island inside lake?

 4 I would like to add a island inside an existing lake. How is this done? asked 17 Jun '14, 18:15 DouglasG 71●1●2●4 accept rate: 0% aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.6k●18●248●554

 1 Hello! Have you read Tag:place=island? answered 17 Jun '14, 20:22 AmaryllisG 41●1●2●4 accept rate: 0% nevw 9.8k●26●90●178
 2 For help with Id look here https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/22542/how-do-i-map-an-island-in-a-lake-using-id-editor-and-the-multipolygon-tag For Potlatch2 see Richards answer here, he made P2 and should know https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/14732/using-inner-and-outer-relations answered 18 Jun '14, 18:53 andy mackey 13.2k●87●143●285 accept rate: 4%
 5 I guess the question is more about multipolygons (i.e. how to create an object as a "hole" inside another object). The existing lake should became the outer ring, and the new island the inner ring, of a new multipolygon relation. How to create a multipolygon relation depends on the editor you use, the wiki contains an illustrated example with Potlatch: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Multipolygon answered 17 Jun '14, 20:38 Alecs01 1.4k●13●23 accept rate: 25%

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