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a dish-shaped parabolic antenna designed to receive or transmit radio waves to or from a satellite Edit or translate this description.
Group: Man made
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
Status: in use


A satellite dish is a dish-shaped type of parabolic antenna designed to receive or transmit information by radio waves to or from a communication satellite.

For radio telescopes that serve the exploration of space use man_made=telescope + telescope:type=radio.

If it is a large satellite dish whose purpose you do not know may can use man_made=communications_dish. Also see man_made=tower with tower:construction=dish.

This attribute is not suitable for private house antennas.

How to map

Add a node node or draw an area area of the structure.

Add the tag man_made=satellite_dish.

Tags used in combination

  • name=* - rarely used; most dishes are not named
  • ref=* - for a reference number used to identify the dish
  • operator=* - the name of the company which operates the dish

See Also