Key:lock

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Description
Marks a stretch of waterway bounded by lock gates, forming a lock. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Waterways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways

How to map

Small lock

Lock small.png

1. Lock

Separate the way way of the waterway=* at the two lock gates. Mark the newly created section with

2. Gate of a lock

Place two nodes node on the main flow line (waterway=*), where the upper and lower sluice gate is located and mark both

3. Channel or river

Large lock

Lock large.png
Example: West India Dock Entrance Lock

1. Lock

Separate the way way of the waterway=* at the two lock gates. Mark the newly created section with

2. Lock chamber
3. Gate of a lock
4. Channel or river
5. Riverbank

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