3.10.2. Rules for adding attributes to hydrographic items

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

Select the appropriate category from the menu. Then the attribute panel for the map item opens: 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. Reservoir (polygonal hydrography item)

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

3.10.2.1.1. Type

Select the item type from the list (only if the item type is included in its name):

  • Ocean
  • Sea
  • Bay, harbor
  • Strait
  • Lake, reservoir
  • 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.

Polygonal hydrographic items that do not have a separate type (such as rivers, streams, channels, fountains, water treatment facilities, etc. that are drawn using polygons) belong to the “Lake, reservoir” type.

3.10.2.1.2. Name

When naming hydrography items, follow the general rules (see 3.1.3. Map item naming rules.

3.10.2.1.3. Duplicate a riverbed or channel with a polygon

When you duplicate a riverbed or channel using a polygon, assign Reservoir attributes to that item (see point 3.10.1.3.5).

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

3.10.2.2. Section of riverbed (linear hydrographic item)

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

3.10.2.2.1. Part of

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 a river into the field, suggestions start to appear in the list automatically. This list includes names of rivers that contain those characters and were already drawn on the map:

When you fill in the field:

  • If the river is already on the map, then select its name from the list of suggestions.
  • 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.

More information about naming rivers can be found in section 3.10.3.2. Name of river.

3.10.2.3. “Hydrography point”

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

When naming hydrography items, follow the general rules (see 3.1.3. Map item naming rules.