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Access permission for boats Edit or translate this description.
Group: Restrictions
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should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
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Status: in use

Legal access restriction for boats. In the sense of OSM these are small boats and pleasure crafts, including yachts.

The tag is also used to indicate if a river is navigable or not for boats, however, this is ambiguous, as it does not provide any information about the boat types for which this is valid.


See also access=* for values.

  • boat=unknown The access conditions are unknown or unclear. This is the default value for most features.
  • boat=yes The public have official, legally-enshrined right of access, i.e. it's a right of way.
  • boat=designated The route is marked as being a preferred route, usually for a specific vehicle type or types.
  • boat=permissive The owner gives general permission for access.
  • boat=private The owner may give permission on an individual basis.
  • boat=no Access by this transport mode is not permitted, they don't have a right of way.

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