Tag:natural=reef

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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = reef
Vanatinai, Louisiade Archipelago.jpg
Description
A feature (rock, sandbar, coral, etc) lying beneath the surface of the water
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: In use

Description

A Wikipedia-16px.png reef is a rock, sandbar, or other feature (such as coral, stromatolites...) lying beneath the surface of the water (80 meters or less beneath low water).

How to map

ElementArea.png

To map a reef you can just draw a line closing on itself, marking the area of the reef and tag it natural=reef. To map larger or ring shaped reefs you can use Relation:multipolygon with the same tag.

If known you can add the following tags:

  • name=* for the name of the reef
  • reef=* to specify the type of reef, for example reef=coral

Mapping caveats

This tag should not be used for:

Example

See Also

Possible Tagging Mistakes

wetland=reef - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!