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The tags defined on this page will render in various nautical charts. These tags should be placed on the outline area way of the harbour or else on a node placed within the harbour area, clear of other mapped features.

Type S100 seamark:type Definition Usage
Harbour facility HBRFAC harbour A natural or artificially improved body of water providing protection for vessels, and providing anchoring and docking facilities.
Mark the entrance of the harbour, between the mole heads, ~100 meters seawards.

seamark:harbour:name=* - name in bold above the harbor icon.

Within a harbour area there may be any number of basins, docks, and berths:

Type S100 seamark:type Definition Usage
Harbour basin hrbbsn harbour_basin An enclosed area of water surrounded by quay walls constructed to provide means for the transfer of cargos from and to ships. seamark:type=harbour_basin
Dock area DOCARE dock A dock is an artificially enclosed area within which ships may moor and which may have gates to regulate water level. seamark:type=dock
Dry dock DRYDOC dry_dock An artificial basin fitted with a gate or caisson, into which vessels can be floated and the water pumped out to expose the vessel's bottom. seamark:type=dry_dock
Floating dock FLODOC floating_dock A form of dry dock consisting of a floating structure of one or more sections which can be partly submerged by controlled flooding to receive a vessel, then raised by pumping out the water so that the vessel's bottom can be exposed. seamark:type=floating_dock
Berth BERTHS berth A named or numbered place where a vessel is moored at a wharf. seamark:type=berth

Harbour categories

The tag value should be a semicolon-separated list of applicable categories.

Category (CATHAF) seamark:harbour:category Definition Rendering Usage
RoRo-terminal roro A terminal for roll-on roll-off ferries. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=roro
Ferry terminal ferry A terminal for passenger and vehicle ferries. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=ferry
Fishing harbour fishing A harbour with facilities for fishing boats. NChart-Symbol INT Fishing Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=fishing
Yacht harbour/marina marina A harbour with facilities for small boats and yachts NChart-Symbol INT Marina.svg seamark:harbour:category=marina
Yacht berths without facilities marina_no_facilities A harbour for small boats and yachts without any facilities. Marina NF.png seamark:harbour:category=marina_no_facilities
Naval base naval A centre of operations for naval vessels. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=naval
Tanker terminal tanker A terminal for the bulk handling of liquid cargoes. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=tanker
Passenger terminal passenger A terminal for the loading and unloading of passengers. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=passenger
Shipyard shipyard A place where ships are built or repaired. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=shipyard
Container terminal container A terminal for container ships. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=container
Bulk terminal bulk A terminal for the handling of bulk materials such as iron ore, coal, etc. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=bulk
Syncrolift syncrolift A platform powered by synchronous electric motors used to lift vessels (larger than boats) in and out of the water. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=syncrolift
Straddle carrier straddle_carrier A wheeled vehicle designed to lift and carry containers or vessels within its own framework. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=straddle_carrier
Lay up vessels berth lay_up A berth where lay up vessels are stationed NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=lay_up
Wood products terminal timber A terminal for handling wood products. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=timber
Service and repair service_repair A place where mechanical services or repairs can be undertaken to engines or other vessel equipment. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=service_repair
Quarantine station quarantine A medical control center located in an isolated spot ashore where patients with contagious diseases from vessel in quarantine are taken. seamark:harbour:category=quarantine
Seaplane terminal seaplane A terminal for seaplanes. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=seaplane
General cargo terminal cargo A terminal for handling general cargo. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=cargo
Offshore industry support base offshore_support A base which provides support and load out facilities for offshore industry. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=offshore_support
Local authority/ port service support base port_support A place where vessels from different authorities or port service vessels are stationed. NChart-Symbol INT Harbour.svg seamark:harbour:category=port_support

Harbour information

These tags provide a summary of harbour particulars such as might be found in an almanac entry.

Note that this is simply an annotated list of general harbour information. In addition, facilities such as harbour-master, customs offices, etc. may be separately mapped and tagged with either seamark:building tags or appropriate OSM tags (amenity, shop, etc.).

Item Key Value
Harbour operator operator The name of the managing entity
Port of entry port_of_entry Information concerning the customs/immigration status.
Tide state access:tide Tide conditions for access.
Tidal range access:tidal_range The tidal range at the entrance.
Sill height access:sill_height The height above the sea bed of an entrance sill.
Swell conditions access:swell Swell conditions for access.
Ice conditions access:ice Ice conditions for access.
Time limits access:time Access opening times.
Maximum length maxlength Maximum permitted vessel length.
Maximum beam maxwidth Maximum permitted vessel beam.
Maximum draft maxdraft Maximum permitted vessel draft.
Maximum height maxairdraft Maximum permitted vessel height AWL.
Speed limit maxspeed Maximum permitted speed within harbour.
Harbour master harbour_master Information about the harbour master.
Phone phone Phone number(s) of harbour offices.
Fax fax Fax number(s) of harbour offices.
Email email Email address of harbour.
Web site website URL of harbour website.
VHF channel vhf_channel Radio channel for harbour communications.
VHF MMSI vhf_mmsi  MMSI number for harbour radio communications.
General information harbour:information Text.

Marina facilities

These tags provide a list of facilities to be found at or near a marina.

Note that this is simply an annotated list added to the main harbour object. In addition, the individual facilities may be separately mapped and tagged with either seamark:small_craft_facility tags or appropriate OSM tags (amenity, shop, etc.). Please see Map Features.

Item Key Value Rendering
Visitors berths harbour:visitor_berth Availability/number of visitors berths. VisitorBerth.png
Visitors moorings harbour:visitors_mooring Availability/number of visitor moorings.
Scrubbing berth harbour:scrubbing_berth Availability of scrubbing berths.
Electricity harbour:electricity Availability of shore power. See Map Features and amenity=charging_station.
Drinking Water harbour:water_tap Availability of potable water. See Map Features and amenity=drinking_water.
Showers harbour:showers Availability/access of shower/bathing facilities. See Map Features and amenity=shower.
Toilets harbour:toilets Availability/access of toilet facilities. See Map Features and amenity=toilets.
Laundrette harbour:laundrette Availability/access of laundry facilities. See Map Features and shop=laundry.
Inn harbour:public_inn Availability/location of public inns. See Map Features and amenity=pub.
Restaurant harbour:restaurant Availability/location of restaurants. See Map Features and amenity=restaurant.
Sailing club harbour:nautical_club Availability/access of sailing/boating club.
Fuel harbour:fuel_station Availability/types of fuelling facilities. See Map Features and amenity=fuel.
Chandler harbour:chandler Availability/location of chandleries.
Provisions harbour:provisions Availability/location of food stores. See Map Features and shop=convenience or shop=supermarket.
Bottled gas harbour:bottle_gas Availability/location of suppliers of bottled gas.
Doctor harbour:doctor Availability/location of medical facilities. See Map Features and amenity=doctors.
Pharmacy harbour:pharmacy Availability/location of pharmacies. See Map Features and amenity=pharmacy.
Emergency telephone harbour:emergency_telephone Availability/location of emergency telephones. See Map Features and emergency=phone.
Post box harbour:post_box Availability/location of post boxes. See Map Features and amenity=post_box.
Telephone harbour:telephone Availability/location of telephones. See Map Features and amenity=telephone.
Refuse disposal harbour:refuse_bin Availability/location of refuse disposal facilities. See Map Features and amenity=waste_disposal.
Pump-out harbour:pump-out Availability/location of black water pump-out facilities.
Car park harbour:car_park Availability/location of car parking. See Map Features and amenity=parking.
Boat trailer park harbour:boat_trailers_park Availability/location of boat trailer parking.
Caravan site harbour:caravan_site Availability/location of nearby caravan sites. See Map Features and tourism=caravan_site.
Camping site harbour:camping_site Availability/location of nearby camping sites. See Map Features and tourism=camp_site.
Picnic area harbour:picnic_area Availability/location of nearby picnic areas. See Map Features and tourism=picnic_site.
Sailmaker harbour:sailmaker Availability/location of sailmakers. See Map Features and craft=sailmaker.
Boatyard harbour:boatyard Availability/location of boatyards. See Map Features and waterway=boatyard.
Boat hoist harbour:boat_hoist Availability/location of boat lift-out facilities.
Slipway harbour:slipway Availability/location of slipways. See Map Features and leisure=slipway.
Mechanics workshop harbour:mechanics_workshop Availability/location of engine/boat equipment repair facilities.


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