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|Feature : Water|
|A broad category covering the coastline, the marine environment including marine navigation; also waterways and water management.|
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.