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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = speed_camera
Speed camera.jpg
A fixed road-side or overhead speed camera Edit or translate this description.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A fixed road-side or overhead speed camera. Consider using the enforcement relation to provide more information about the speed camera.


  • highway=speed_camera
  • This would apply to nodes only.
  • This node is tagged
    • on the highway, next to where the actual speed camera is, or
    • at the actual position of the camera next to the highway with an enforcement relation.

Additional values

The speed restriction can be added using the maxspeed=* entry.

If there is a reference number, you could use ref=* entry.

Additional information or more complex setups can be stored in enforcement relation.


An icon could be displayed either on the road, or on all affected ways, a little off the road.


A navigation software shall ask during the installation procedure, whether speed cameras shall be included or not. This shall not be changeable without new installation to make sure there is no conflict with the law in countries where the use of dynamic speed cam warning devices are disallowed.

Maps / Services

http://frink.bplaced.de/blitzer/ - A map, which shows speed cameras either mapped as Relation:enforcement or only mapped by the tag highway=speed_camera

See also