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When I map rivers and streams over forested and wetland areas I have noted that the forest and wetland symbols are rendered on top of the rivers/streams in OSM's default render. This looks broken to me, but it seems to be everywhere so perhaps this is how it supposed to be?

Example: https://www.openstreetmap.org/export#map=17/64.45882/13.91378

asked 30 Oct '20, 12:32

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I found this myself; probably a pure rendering issue and better discussed here: https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/3883

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answered 30 Oct '20, 13:35

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Until a few years ago water bodies were mapped the way you would like to see it. Back then the maintainers of the style for the main map on www.openstreetmap.org decided to change the rendering to encourage mappers to exclude water bodies from landuse areas. A questionable direction in my opinion as I think of (at least smaller) rivers and lakes being part of a forest or wetland. Anyway, that's how it is and you may or may not follow the strategy to cut water bodies out of landuses.

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answered 30 Oct '20, 14:56

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