Tag:leisure=slipway

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800px-Swanage lifeboat on its slipway 1.JPG
Description
A slipway: a ramp for launching a boat into water Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Transport slipway.svg
Group: Leisure
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Wikidata

A  slipway is a ramp into the water for launching a boat. Sometimes referred to as "boat ramps", "boat landings" or "boat launches".

They are typically simply a concrete ramp at the end of an access road or track into the water. The boat owner backs a vehicle with a boat trailer down the ramp until the trailer is in the water and floats the boat off.

Larger boat ramps may include winding gear and cranes for handling larger vessels that might be trucked in.

How to Map

A typical mapping might be to make a short highway=service way to the water's edge and make the final node a leisure=slipway.

The highway=service that is part of the physical slipway is often further refined with a service=slipway. Keep in mind though that this does not replace leisure=slipway, mapped as a node on the end of that way.

Some mappers instead tag the whole way as leisure=slipway without using a highway=* tag, or sometimes in combination with highway=service (here service=slipway can be applied as well as above).

If by crane see also man_made=crane and crane:type=*.

Mf node.png for crane

Example

Picture/Description Tags OSM Carto
800px-Swanage lifeboat on its slipway 1.JPG leisure=slipway

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See slipway in Ryde for a reference.

See also