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
Group: Marine
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Wikidata-logo.svgQ184358
Status: In use

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 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 you do not know exact area of the reef you can map it as a way Way.

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:

Examples

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!