Tag:waterway=dock

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Description
An enclosed area of water for ships and other craft within which the height of the water can be managed. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
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Group: Waterways
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Status: in use

Wikidata

The waterway=dock tag is used to identify an enclosed area of water for ships and other craft within which the height of the water can be managed.

Caution: In North American English the term dock is also used for a pier for which the tag man_made=pier should be used.

How to Map

Draw an area or create a node at the centre of the area and tag it with waterway=dock. Optionally also add a name=*, operator=*, wikipedia=* etc. In addition the dock tag can be used to indicate the type of dock:

  • dock=tidal - For a tidal dock, where the dock holds a stable water level in a basin, in order to make loading and offloading of ships easier, or to have a safe harbour in areas with a large tidal difference.
  • dock=drydock - Usually a maintenance dock where ships can enter to do inspections and maintenance on the wet surface of the hull.
  • dock=floating - Floating docks are usually a large floating structure with the purpose to lift a vessel out of the water for maintenance or inspections of the wet surface of the hull.

Note that "floating dock" may be used to refer to both an impounded tidal dock and a floating structure. See the relevant Wikipedia entries below for clarification.

Example

Dry Dock in Singapore

Barrow-in-Furness has two docks.

See also