Tag:waterway=drain

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Public-images-osm logo.svg waterway = drain
Iron Cove Ck looking downstream from John St, Croydon.jpg
Description
Artificial waterway used for carrying storm water or industrial discharge.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: In use

Use waterway=drain for minor artificial waterways, typically lined with concrete or similar, used to carry storm water or grey-discharge.

See also waterway=ditch for simpler non-lined artificial drainage ditches. For very large artificial waterways created for carrying water or for transport consider using waterway=canal. Use man_made=pipeline where water, or other materials are carried underground or on the surface in pipes.

How to map

See also: Waterways

Create a linear way in the direction of flow, connecting the ends appropriately to other waterway elements to create a routable network. If a flow exists (or it could exist), the direction of the way must be downstream (i.e. the way direction follows the flow). If the drain discharges into another drain, stream, a river, or other waterway or into the ocean, sea, or similar you should make sure both are connected through a shared node.

Additional tags:

Rendering

Mapnik OpenCycleMap
Render drain1.jpg