OpenStreetMap waterways for higher zoom levels and Natural Earth rivers and lake centerlines for low zoom levels. Linestrings without a name or which are too short are filtered out at low zoom levels. Waterways do no not have a subclass field.



English name name:en if available, otherwise name.


The OSM name value of the waterway. The name field may be empty for NaturalEarth data or at lower zoom levels.


German name name:de if available, otherwise name or name:en.


The original value of the waterway tag.

Possible values:

  • stream
  • river
  • canal
  • drain
  • ditch
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