- 1 Construction types
- 2 Lost in translation
- 3 Enable routing for pier needs highway tag
- 4 Why does it have to end on the shoreline?
- 5 Shouldn't we be mapping piers (those elevated on pilings or stilts) as Bridges? And Quays as Shoreline? And Gangways as Bridges? and Floating Docks (Pontoons) as something other than Piers?
- 6 Shipping piers
- 7 Seasonal piers?
Can we discriminate please between a pier on piers (e.g. made from oak or concrete piers) and a quay with a closed mural/wall? Bigger piers with walls you find rails on small ones not. Even pontons should be signed as those. We can leave that questions up to next saison (nothern hemisphere) where I hope to drag a flock of people to their boats and canoes to mape waterways. scoid 10:56, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
- The Isle of Wight has a number of piers, ranging in size from short narrow ones, to one with both a road and a train line on it. This larger one (see picture) I drew as an area, but still tagged it on my local OSM data as manmade=pier, whilst the smaller ones I just tagged the segment as manmade=pier. Dmgroom 13:43, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Lost in translation
How to tag piers that doesn't fit this description? There are languages that use the same word for pier, warf, quey, breakwater, etc. I have until now not seen a clear definition to tag the warf or the quey, and neither clear definition of these. These pages should also be inter-linked, so that people looking for the one or the other can be guided to the right tag. --Skippern 10:44, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
- Yes, it's a mess with different meanings, translations and synonyms. I will try to give a structure to the marine-related pages based on IHO definitions (why reeinvent the wheel), starting on Marine_Mapping with the already suggested structure. Obviously it would make sense to have also an alphabetical index which includes the synonyms. I will take this into account. --HeikoE 11:11, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Enable routing for pier needs highway tag
If a pier should be usable for routing its seems to be necessary to add a highway tag and not only to be connected.
tested with http://openrouteservice.org/
Why does it have to end on the shoreline?
Why should a pier share a node with the shoreline? Some piers don't stop at the "average maximum water level", which is used to draw the shorlines. Most piers stop at the "expected absolute maximum water level", which is normally further into the land than the shoreline. I don't see any reason (routing, rendering, ...) why it should share a node with the shoreline. --Sanderd17 10:03, 21 September 2012 (BST)
- You make a fair point. PeterIto 22:38, 21 September 2012 (BST)
- I concur, let's map reality --Kaitu (talk) 16:11, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Shouldn't we be mapping piers (those elevated on pilings or stilts) as Bridges? And Quays as Shoreline? And Gangways as Bridges? and Floating Docks (Pontoons) as something other than Piers?
Shouldn't we be mapping Piers (those elevated on pilings or stilts) as Bridges? And Quays as Shoreline? And Gangways as Bridges? and Floating Docks (Pontoons) as something other than Piers? For marine navigation this could come in handy for routing purposes. I wonder how OpenSeaMaps contends with these issues?--Fabflockfinder (talk) 16:04, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Most piers are T shaped for docking freighters, but these are not given in the illustrations - could lead to errors. Jamesks 09:07, 17 Feb 2017 (UTC)
Having edited OSM for quite some years I have become increasingly aware of how many (especially small, private piers along danish coasts) that really exist only during summer. I've given up on mapping most of what appears to be private piers, but still see other mappers add them. Should we tag them seasonal=*, map or not map them (since they're often hard to keep track of)? --Hjart (talk) 07:40, 1 September 2019 (UTC)