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Public-images-osm logo.svg biotic_reef:type
Specifies how the biotic reef lies in relation to the land. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: marine
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: in use

Use biotic_reef:type=* to specify how the biotic reef lies in relation to the land.

Suggested values

Value Description Image
fringing  Fringing reef – directly attached to a shore, or borders it with an intervening shallow channel or lagoon EilatFringingReef.jpg
barrier Barrier reef – reef separated from a mainland or island shore by a deep channel or lagoon Barriereriff.png
atoll  Atoll – more or less circular or continuous barrier reef extends all the way around a lagoon without a central island Atafutrim.jpg

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