Water polygons representing oceans and lakes. Covered watered areas are excluded (covered=yes). On low zoom levels all water originates from Natural Earth. To get a more correct display of the south pole you should also style the covering ice shelves over the water. On higher zoom levels water polygons from OpenStreetMapData are used. The polygons are split into many smaller polygons to improve rendering performance. This however can lead to less rendering options in clients since these boundaries show up. So you might not be able to use border styling for ocean water features.



All water polygons from OpenStreetMapData have the class ocean. Water bodies are classified as lake or river for water bodies with the waterway tag.

Possible values:

  • ocean
  • lake
  • river

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