Tag:water=canal

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Description
The area covered by the water of a canal Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Water
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires
Useful combination
See also
Status: approvedPage for proposal

Wikidata

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 ditch has a commonly used name
  • intermittent=yes - if the ditch 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 or waterway=riverbank - the area of a river. Contains a waterway=river way inside. In the past some canals were mapped with waterway=riverbank for the area, but this is discouraged.