Tag:man_made=monitoring_station

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An Air Quality Monitoring Station above the M42 - geograph.org.uk - 210181.jpg
Description
A station that monitors something
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
may be used on areas
may be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: Approved

There is a large variety of monitoring stations. It ranges from checking water levels in rivers (Wikipedia (de) Wikipedia (en) ), tide gauges for sea level monitoring, noise monitoring, air pollution monitoring and signals from positioning satellite monitoring to weather stations (Wikipedia (de) Wikipedia (en)).

This tag doesn't refer to objects used to "monitor" - that means intercept, eavesdrop or wiretap - any communication infrastructure.

Tagging

Required

Define what is monitored:

Secondary

No defaults are defined here since depending on the type of station, the operator and the things monitored it is impossible to define an always correct default value.

Useful combinations

Example images

 flood gauge at Murrumbidgee River
flood gauge at Murrumbidgee River
A technician examines a weather station's anemometer.
Remote GPS monitoring site.

See also