Tag:water=lake

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Description
A body of relatively still fresh or salt water which is surrounded by land Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Water
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

Lake: a body of relatively still fresh or salt water, localized in a basin that is surrounded by land. Artificially created lakes are tagged as water=pond or water=reservoir. Intermittent lakes (which disappear seasonally) should be tagged with intermittent=yes; salt lakes — with salt=yes. Also see water=lagoon for salt water bodies next to the sea and water=oxbow for lakes formed by the meanders of a river.

Example

For Lake Baikal area tags would be as follows:

natural=water
water=lake
name=Baikal

Islands

Draw the outline area of the island on the shore line

See also