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Public-images-osm logo.svg seamark:cable_submarine:category
Categories of submarine cable Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: maritime
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: de facto

Classification of the cable based on the services provided.

Category seamark:cable_submarine:category Definition
Power line power A cable used for the supply of electricity.
Transmission line transmission Multiple uninsulated cables usually supported by steel lattice towers.
Telephone telephone A cable used for the transmission of telephone signals.
Telegraph telegraph A cable used for the transmission of telegraph signals.
Mooring cable/chain mooring A cable or chain used to secure a mooring buoy or other floating structure.
Fibre optic cable optical A cable made of glass or plastic fibre designed to guide light along its length, fibre optic cables are widely used in fibre-optic communication, which permits transmission over longer distances and at higher data rates than other forms of communication.
Ferry cable ferry A cable where a cable ferry is connected to

See also