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Public-images-osm logo.svg surveillance:type
Surveillance quevaal.jpg
Specifies the type of surveillance Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de factoPage for proposal

surveillance:type=* specifies the type of surveillance being undertaken.


  • camera: A camera is surveying; what it feeds is unspecified. The most common.
  • guard: A (human) guard. Where the sensitivity of the location justifies the cost.
  • ALPR: Automatic license-plate recognition: a system which automatically reads license plates on vehicles. In parking entries, for example.
  • gunshot_detector: One of a series of microphones used to pinpoint the source of detected gunshots in a given area

See also