Key:visibility

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Description
Visibility of a given element Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: in use


visibility=* is used for publicly visible devices or objects or features to evaluate the scope of their visibility.

Values

  • visibility=house : visible from the pavement, or up to 10 meters (around), or to indicate that the device is targeted mostly for pedestrians.
  • visibility=street : visible from the current street, or from between 10 m and 50 m (around), or to indicate that the device is targeted to passers-by moving with vehicles going slowly.
  • visibility=area : visible from several directions, or from more than 50 m (around), or to indicate that the device is targeted to passers-by moving with vehicles going fast.

Common combinations

  • advertising=* For advertising devices, setting a 'visibility' value helps defining the impact of the advertising unit on the passers-by.
  • amenity=clock From which distance can you read a publicly visible clock? E.g. : the value 'area' can be used for a church clock.

See also

trail_visibility=* - Special key for the visibility of hiking trails