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An Air Quality Monitoring Station above the M42 - geograph.org.uk - 210181.jpg
A station that monitors something. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

There is a large variety of monitoring stations. Examples of environmental monitoring stations include weather stations, stream gauges that check water levels in rivers, tide gauges that check sea level, noise monitoring, and air quality monitoring. Monitoring stations are also used to calibrate signals from global navigation satellite systems.

This tag doesn't refer to objects used to "monitor" - that means intercept, eavesdrop or wiretap - any communication infrastructure. See Proposed_features/Intelligence for these.



Define what is monitored:


No defaults are defined here since depending on the type of station, the operator and the things monitored it is impossible to define an always correct default value.

Useful combinations

  • operator=company name or similar - Сompany, corporation, person or any other entity who is directly in charge of the current operation of a map object
  • name=* - The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s).
  • ref=* - Used for reference numbers or codes. Common for roads, highway exits, routes, etc
  • url=* - Specifying an url related to a feature.
  • website=* - Specifying the link to the official website for a feature.
  • wikipedia=* - Provides a link to Wikipedia's article about the feature

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See also

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