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Description
A broad category covering the coastline, the marine environment including marine navigation; also waterways and water management.
Tags

waterway=river
natural=coastline
landuse=reservoir
man_made=pipeline
man_made=wastewater_plant

Water is a broad category covering the coastline and the marine environment, including marine navigation; together with inland waterways and human water management.

Classification

Water features can usefully be classified within OpenStreetMap as follows (with some overlap):

  • Coastline, including the many features found along the edge of the sea
  • Marine, for features found further out to sea, including oil drilling platforms, conservation areas and islands as well as shipping routes and marine navigation.
  • Waterways, covering all watercourses including rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes, reservoirs and man_made waterways
  • Water management, which covers man-made uses of water including reservoirs and dams, pipelines and water wells, public drinking point and fountains.

See also