Tag:waterway=ditch

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Public-images-osm logo.svg waterway = ditch
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Description
Small man-made draining waterway, often found along roads.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Implies
Useful combination
Status: In use

Use waterway=ditch for simple narrow artificial waterways used to drain nearby land, to remove storm-water or similar. Ditches are usually straight (as opposed to natural streams). They may contain little water or even be dry most of the year - to mark this intermittent=yes may be used.

For larger artificial waterways used for the drainage purposes, and typically lined with concrete or similar, see waterway=drain. For natural minor waterways use waterway=stream. For dry ditch used to prevent access to the other side, consider using barrier=ditch.

How to map

See also: Waterways

Create a simple linear way, in the direction of flow if this is clear, and add waterway=ditch.

If the ditch is used for irrigation, the usage of irrigation=yes is proposed.

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See also