|man_made = tower
|A tower is a free-standing structure which is higher than it is wide.
|Rendering in OSM Carto
|Group: man made
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
A tower is a free-standing structure which is higher than it is wide. It can stand alone or as a part of a bigger building. Towers are typically built from wood, steel, bricks, stone or concrete.
In structural engineering, towers are free-standing vertical structures, supported only by their own foundation. It means, no additional external guying and anchoring structures are used for towers.
|A man made tower
|communication + tower:construction=lattice
|Communication tower constructed from steel lattice
|lighting + tower:construction=lattice
constructed from steel lattice
|Bell tower or church tower
|Fortified defensive tower
|A siren tower
|Tower for drying fire hoses, often a part of a fire station
|Free standing bell tower derived from Italian campana (bell)
|Free standing wooden belfry (in Northern Europe)
|Flat belfry (Spanish Espadaña)
|Gas flare, used to dispose excess (flammable) gasses
|See tower:type and all commonly used values according to Taginfo
|Aircraft control tower
Some general tags which are used across many other types of object are used to tag communication towers:
|Name of the tower.
|Reference number of the tower.
|Maintainer/Operator of the tower structure.
|Material the tower is made of.
|Height of the top of the tower (including any antennas) from ground-level in meters. In the case where the tower is mounted on top of a building, the height should include the height of the building.
|Elevation of the bottom of the tower above sea-level in meters.
|Physical access to tower, most likely private, but some towers have viewing platforms.
|The tower has a very nice view.
|Where did the data come from?
|URL link to a website with information about this tower.
|Official website of this tower (if any).
|Used with communication to categorize infrastructure camouflaged as a natural or built feature.
|The construction or architectural form of the tower. See all commonly used values according to Taginfo
|The tower is constructed from steel lattice.
|The tower is free-standing 'heavy' construction such as concrete, steel, or wood.
|The 'communication tower' is a parabolic dish.
|The 'communication tower' is a dome (or 'golf-ball') construction, with antenna elements concealed from view by a.
|The 'communication tower' is concealed/disguised (for example: hidden inside a church steeple). (Compare mimics.)
|The 'communication tower' is insulated against ground.
|Some historic large tower architectures no longer have their initial intended usage and may be inhabited.
- The height is a crucial feature of a tower and is also considered during rendering. So it is important to specify the height as much as possible.
- Proposed features/Communications Transponder
- Proposed features/Telecommunications tower for detailed tagging of different communication related objects
- power=generator + generator:source=wind