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A man-made structure alongside navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: man made
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: in use

A  quay is a man made structure along the shoreline or along the bank of a river or canal designed to allow vessels of some size to moor alongside it. In an industrial harbour a quay may have cranes and other facilities to unload cargo. For passenger vessels it may have facilities for passengers to embark.

How to map

Either draw a way along the shoreline or bank, or map the quay as an area extending landwards from the water's edge. In both cases, first trace a way along the water's edge (defined by natural=water or natural=coastline) making sure the new way is connected to it. If you are mapping the quay as an area, extend this line landwards, draw a closed way, and add area=yes.

Tag the way with man_made=quay.

For named quays, consider adding name=*.


See also