Does anyone know where to find a dataset for US Boat Launches (both Fresh and Salt)? I have found several statewide results, but nothing on a national level. Does anyone know if this information is aggregated in a single location anywhere either as an open or paid dataset?

  • As you mentioned, I too have found several such datasets on a state level, but not seen one national. I believe you can find them for Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, and New York Jul 28, 2015 at 22:53
  • Hi @Andrew... do you know of any other Boat Ramp/Boat Launch data sets or databases anywhere else that may be accessible nationwide either open or for purchase? Would really appreciate any guidance on this... Thanks!
    – dkurre
    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:55
  • I haven't looked to much into this area. But I did do a couple of Google queries (e.g., boat launch ramp datasets). I found that Rhode Island has a dataset to: catalog.data.gov/dataset/… . If you do the same query, you'll find there appears to be datasets for Maine and Texas as well. Jul 31, 2015 at 15:00

1 Answer 1


It seems data.gov has only regional boat launches, so if you need something larger (but less complete), check out OpenStreetMaps data. In particular, the tag leisure=slipway.

You can use the Overpass Turbo visual API to check out coverage of the tag, for example, this query (click "Run").

enter image description here

Check out this answer for downloading bulk OSM files, filtering for your specific tags, and converting to various GIS formats.

Also note the wikidata code, for which you can do Sparql queries.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.