From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public-images-osm logo.svg surveillance
Surveillance quevaal.jpg
Indicates whether a location is under surveillance Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: de facto


The surveillance namespace is for features that survey or watch people and the key itself specifies what is being surveyed.


  • indoor: Enclosed buildings with surveillance inside. For example inside a museum, shop, amenity=bank, or amenity=fuel.
  • outdoor: For outdoor cameras. Private areas such as courtyards, fuel stations, parking areas, entrances.
  • public: For cameras monitoring the public. Surveillance on public places, generally controlled or delegated by some governmental organisation, like on market places, at corners, on utility poles, highway=pedestrian.

Tags to use in combination

See also