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It looks like buoys per se have been a proposed feature since 2008 - However, Potlatch2 has a UI item for Man Made -> Navigation Marks, and if you change the Object Type to "buoy" and go in the Advanced view, you'll see that it added mand_made=buoy. JOSM however doesn't offer an autocomplete of "buoy" for man_made.

So what is the status of this rather basic feature? For more details, see also the talk page for Proposed features/Buoy, where I left a message about the confusion with a bunch of other pages discussing seamarks.

asked 28 Aug '12, 22:32

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Dear Dandv, Look at the different harbors and youll find the right tag. I personnally vieuwed a green dot with text added. Ill find it at 5.35539 - 52.27919 in the Eemlake in Holland. Greetz and happy mapping Hendrik

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answered 28 Aug '12, 22:40

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Thanks. The map is at and the tags used are seamark:type=buoy_lateral.

(28 Aug '12, 23:12) dandv

It seems most sea features are tagged in the seamark tagspace. See the wiki for possible values and details on use:

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answered 29 Aug '12, 00:28

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There is a wiki page about marine navigation listing lots of different seamark:type= tags. Taginfo knows some more values if the one you are searching is missing.

If you want to see those objects rendered on a map you can visit OpenSeaMap or FreieTonne.

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answered 29 Aug '12, 06:09

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