Tag:landuse=basin

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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = basin
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Description
An area of land artificially graded to hold water. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto area
Base layer water.png
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
Status: de facto

An area of land artificially graded to hold water. Note that this definition includes also structures typically without water. Usually these features are made for man made water courses e.g. storm water, water treatment.

It is treated as synonymous to natural=water in many renderings, including JOSM editor.

Tags

Applies to nodes and areas.

Tags used in combination

  • name=<name of the basin>
  • basin=* refines the type of the basin
  • intermittent=yes If the presence of water is intermittent.
  • seasonal=* If the presence of water is seasonal.

Possible Tagging Mistakes

Do not use this tag for land form (natural) basins e.g. the Amazon Basin. There are no tags (yet, 2018) in OSM for mapping such features.

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