Tag:waterway=derelict_canal

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Description
A derelict artificial open waterway used for transportation, waterpower, or irrigation. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Waterways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: in use

A derelict artificial open waterway used for transportation, waterpower, or irrigation.

How to Map

Consider using more specific tags using lifecycle tagging.

  • disused:waterway=canal - could be easily put back into service, presumably still holds water.
  • abandoned:waterway=canal - likely to have siltation, be intermittent, or be drained - this one may need additional tags to disambiguate whether it actually contains water.
  • demolished:waterway=canal - filled in, but still signs on the ground

waterway=derelict_canal may mean any of above and therefore is unclear.

ElementWay.png

To map a derelict canal make a simple way. Add the waterway=derelict_canal tag to it. You should also add a name with name=* if it's known.

When mapping a disused or abandoned canal, you could map the ways representing sections that are dry with this tag, and the sections that are in water with waterway=canal.

Example

See Also

  • waterways: general waterway mapping information