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Observatory: a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the 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
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Status: de facto

An  observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, meteorology, geophysical, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed.

To tag the instrument to watch use man_made=telescope or man_made=monitoring_station.

How to map

Add a node node or draw an area area of the building or the terrain.

Add the tags man_made=observatory and name=*.

Tags used in combination

You can specify the type of an observatory with the tag

See also


Possible tagging errors

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