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The voting for this proposed feature started on 26 November 2006 and closed on 10 December 2006

  • I approve the proposal. -- Dmgroom 01:58, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I approve the proposal, though would like to see a key:value for dry docks. -- Johndrinkwater 10:23, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Voting Ended

Should this go through to the features page? Theres 2 votes, but people had their chance, and the voting period has ended. I didn't vote casue I live way to far from the sea to have an opinion on the matter. Ben. 03:23 23 Decemeber 2006 (UTC)

Floating docks?

Should a floating dock be tagged as waterway=dock + floating=yes maybe? unsigned

I have used dock=* to identify different types of docks, such as drydock, floating dock, etc. dock=floating - dock=drydock - dock=tidal --Skippern 17:29, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

What is a dock in OSM?

The definition at the top of the page is from Wikipedia describing all the things that a dock can mean. Specifically: "1) A dock is an 'enclosed' area of water used for loading, unloading, building or repairing ships. Such a dock may be created by building enclosing harbour walls into an existing natural water space, or by excavation within what would otherwise be dry land. 2) A dock is a narrow basin that can be flooded and drained to allow a load to come to rest on a dry platform. 3) A dock may be also a tidal harbour with closing doors to hold out or in the water."

Can we be a bit more specific? Personally, I have seen it used for "an 'enclosed' area of water used for loading, unloading, building or repairing ships", although in London it is also used for areas of water which were originally constructed for such purposes and are now used for leisure craft.

I have created this map on ITO Map showing usage of waterway=dock.

-- PeterIto 08:24, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I have simplified the description to cover all the type of dock identified by the dock=* tag. Is that ok with people? PeterIto 17:43, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Permanently dry docks

Docks may be kept free of water on a regular basis, for instance for exposition of a historic vessel. Rendering the dock area as water would be misleading in this case. Should an additional tag be spent, for instance "state=empty"? --Ipofanes (talk) 08:23, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Hovercraft Landings / Docks?

in mapping some military areas, I've run into large areas for hovercraft docking - looks pretty much like a runway apron and includes a slipway for transitioning from water to pavement - I imagine there are some non-military ones out there as well

typical craft type: example in OSM:

wondering if dock = hovercraft or landing_craft would be appropriate?

--Jonahadkins 15:41, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

For me this highway=service, area=yes. OSM uses the term "pier" for the landing zones of ships and not "dock". You can use waterway=pier, pier=hovercraft_landing_zone as idea... --EinKonstanzer (talk) 14:50, 25 July 2020 (UTC)