3.10.2. The rules of attribution of hydrographic objects

When you create a hydrography item, the category selection menu opens:

Select the appropriate category from the menu to open the attribute panel for the map item. Hydrographic items are represented using placemarks (for “Hydrography points”), lines (for “Areas of riverbed”), and polygons (for “Reservoirs”).

Rules for adding attributes to these type of items are found below.

3.10.2.1. Pond (contour hydrographic object)

The attribute panel for reservoirs (polygonal hydrographic items) items looks like this:

3.10.2.1.1. Type

Select an item type from the list.

If the item name specifies its type and proper name (for example, Atlantic Ocean, White Sea, Bering Strait, Lake Ladoga, etc.), the corresponding item type is selected from the list:

  • lake or water reservoir
  • ocean
  • sea
  • bay or harbor
  • strait
  • water basin
  • pond
  • glacier
  • group of lakes

The “Swamp” and “Outdoor pool” types can be assigned to items of those types even if their names don't include those distinctions.

Hydrographic polygonal items with no dedicated type (polygonal rivers, channels, fountains, sewage treatment plant reservoirs, etc.) are attributed the “lake or water reservoir” type.

3.10.2.1.2 Name

Hydrographic items are named in accordance with the general rules. See 3.1.3. Map item naming rules.

3.10.2.1.3. Duplication of a river or channel by a contour

When you duplicate a riverbed or channel using a polygon, assign Reservoir attributes to that item (see point 3.10.2.1.1).

Don't name these polygonal items: the “Name” field should be left blank.

3.10.2. The area of the river bed (linear hydrographic object)

The attribute panel for a section of riverbed looks like this:

3.10.2.2.1. Be a part

The “part of” attribute indicates that a section of riverbed belongs to a certain river. Indicate the name of the river that contains the section you are assigning attributes to.

As you start entering the name of the river into the field, a list of suggestions comprised of rivers that are already on the map will appear automatically:

When you fill in the field:

  • If the river is already on the map, then select its name from the list.
  • If the river is not on the map, you must fill in this field manually: enter a name for the new river and it will be created.
  • After you save the item, the name of the river displays in the panel as a link that opens the river editing panel. Editing techniques for these composite linear items are described in section 2.6.2. Composite linear items.

For more information about the names of rivers, please see Section 3.10.3.2. River name.

3.10.2.3. Point hydrography object (“point hydrography”)

The attribute panel for a hydrography point looks like this:

3.10.2.3.1 Type

When you enter an item type, select the value from the list:

  • Spring (source)
  • Fountain
  • Waterfall
  • Well
  • Geyser
  • Water pump
3.10.2.3.2 Name

Hydrographic items are named in accordance with the general rules. See 3.1.3. Map item naming rules.