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Public-images-osm logo.svg landcover = water
Osm element tag.svg
Group: Landcover
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
See also
Status: deprecated

In OSM water areas are tagged with natural=water, waterway=riverbank, landuse=reservoir. Usage of landcover=water is minuscule, its usage is thousands times lower than of alternative tags.

Note that in addition basically all features tagged with landcover=water are using also one of more standard tags.