I'm trying to filter out all the lakes in an area using osmfilter with natural=water and water=lake. But some lakes are missing, so I want to view what tags are used for those missing lakes. For example, I can see a lake graphic in the OSM map, but how can I view the tags of it?


You can either:

  • Use the Query Features Tool from the sidebar on the right (the arrow with the question mark, see element 11 at Browsing) and click on the outline of the lake. This will show you all nearby elements.
  • Log in with your OSM account and click on edit, this will open your favorite OSM editor for the current area.
  • Use the search box to search for the feature if it has a name.
  • Click on export to download the current area as XML. This works only for small areas.
  • Thank you for listing those methods. The first one is exactly what I'm looking for. Feel stupid I didn't notice that question mark earlier. – J Law Jul 23 '19 at 14:00

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