|Specifies the type of utility infrastructure which a feature represents.|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 13|
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The key utility=* was intended to be used with marker=* to specify the type of utility infrastructure (underground gas pipelines, power cables) which a marker represents.
It can now be combined with man_made=utility_pole or even building=service, man_made=street_cabinet and landuse=industrial.
Utility networks are essential components for human activities both in large cities or in country. They provide useful energy or fluids from production sites to consuming places with according pipes or cables. Utility networks usually covers both transmission and distribution activities and aren't restricted to final customer feeding.
It sounds similar to keys like substance=* for pipelines, both substance=steam and substance=hot_water may be valid for utility=heating. The value of this key relates to a particular utility infrastructure, not a particular substance or form of energy.
Utility should not be confused with usage=* or other industries as they are particular activities related to particular public services or essential infrastructures other businesses rely on. Common values below are mostly enough, new values should be discussed and carefully added.
Add the tag utility=* to a feature which also has a primary feature tag, such as marker=* or man_made=utility_pole.
See documentation of features you intend to complete for particular usage guidelines.
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These older values have been used, but the meaning is not documented. Their usage sounds like out the scope of utility networks.