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Public-images-osm logo.svg waterway = fairway
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A navigable route in a lake or sea, marked by buoys or beacons. 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

Use waterway=fairway for a navigable route in a body of water such as a lake or sea, marked by buoys or beacons.

Do not use instead of waterway=river or waterway=canal.

For a artificially created major navigation channel, marked by buoys or beacons, in large bodies of water like a lake or a sea, also use seamark:type=fairway.

How to map

See also: Waterways

Create a simple linear way, in the direction of flow if relevant, and add waterway=fairway.

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