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The area covered by the water of a canal Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: waterways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The area of covered by the water of a canal. Should contain waterway=canal way inside.

How to map

Draw the outline area of the canal and add natural=water + water=canal.

If the canal is very long, it must be divided into several segments.

In addition a way way tagged as waterway=canal, must be drawn in the direction of the canal flow.

Tags used in combination

  • name=* - if the canal has a commonly used name
  • intermittent=yes - if the canal is intermittently filled with water

See also

  • water=moat - A moat: a deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, dug to surround a fortified habitation
  • water=ditch - the water area of a ditch, a simple artificial waterway serving as a barrier or for draining surrounding land. Contains a waterway=ditch way inside.
  • water=drain - the water area of a drain, an artificial waterway used for carrying superfluous water, lined with concrete or similar. Contains a waterway=drain way inside.
  • water=river - the area of a river. Contains a waterway=river way inside.