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The water covered area of a waterway=ditch - a simple artificial waterway serving as a barrier or for draining surrounding land. Edit or translate this description.
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
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

The tag water=ditch is used with natural=water to map the water covered area of a waterway=ditch: a simple artificial waterway serving as a barrier or for draining surrounding land. Should contain a waterway=ditch way inside.

How to map

Draw the ditch area area outline.

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

Add natural=water and water=ditch.

Also map a separate way way with waterway=ditch in the direction of water 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=canal - the water area of a canal, a man-made channel for water. Contains a waterway=canal 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.