Tag:waterway=lock_gate

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Public-images-osm logo.svg waterway = lock_gate
JesusGreenLock-Cambridge.jpg
Description
A gate of a lock Edit or translate this description.
Group: Waterways
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may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

A Lock is a device for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.

How to map

Simply add two nodes node to the waterway at the points where the top/bottom gate is located and add the tag waterway=lock_gate to both of them. Direction of the waterway should be downstream (from top to bottom gate).

It is also possible to map exact location of lock gate using way way.

The mapping of a lock and its components ist described on page lock=*.


Examples

Picture/Description Tags Mapnik
Canal lock.svg two nodes with the tag:

waterway=lock_gate

1: waterway=lock_gate
2: waterway=lock_gate
3: natural=water
    water=lock
4: waterway=canal / river
    lock=yes
    lock_name=*

See also