|Specifies that a mast or tower is camouflaged as a natural or built feature.|
|Used on these elements|
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The key mimics=* is used for cellphone masts and towers that are camouflaged as natural or built features.
Since 1992 cellphone masts and towers have been disguised, to varying degrees of success, as trees, cacti, and other features of the natural and built environment. The key mimics=* may be used to categorize cellphone masts and towers that have been camouflaged in some way.
This key should not be used when communications infrastructure is hidden within an existing structure that serves the function it appears to, i.e., cellphone technology enclosed within an existing church steeple does not mimic the steeple and should be tagged with tower:construction=concealed.
Examples may be seen at the websites of commercial providers of these structures, such as:
And at the websites of artists who study these structures, such as:
|mimics||eucalyptus||An eucalyptus is a type of tree distinguished by sickle-shape leaves with visible oil glands and bark that peels off in strips, revealing yellow patches underneath.|
|mimics||oak||An oak is a type of tree distinguished by its broad-leaves and acorns.|
|mimics||palm||A palm is a type of tree distinguished by large, compound, evergreen leaves, known as fronds, arranged at the top of an unbranched stem.|
|mimics||pine||A pine is a type of tree distinguished by its needle-like leaves and conical shape.|
|mimics||tree||A fallback value to be used when it is unclear which type of tree is being mimicked.|
|mimics||saguaro||A saguaro is a type of cactus distinguished by its upward-bending branches, or arms.|
|mimics||cactus||A fallback value to be used when it is unclear which type of cactus is being mimicked.|
|mimics||flagpole||A flagpole with antenna hidden inside, sometimes flags are not hung. Do not confuse with man_made=flagpole|
|mimics||light||A field light with antenna inside/outside. Usually seen around the ball field at schools or universities/colleges.|
|mimics||shroud||A shroud with antenna hidden inside.|
|mimics||silo||A silo with antenna hidden inside. If antenna is hung outside, please check if the structure is a real man_made=silo.|