From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public-images-osm logo.svg street_cabinet = water
Using this tag is discouraged, use utility=water or utility=sewerage instead.
Group: infrastructure
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: deprecatedPage for proposal

exclamation mark

This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: utility=water or utility=sewerage.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

Disambiguation with sewerage

Sewage and water are currently two different substances in OSM. street_cabinet=* didn't distinguish them and utility=* does.
When replacing street_cabinet=water, you should carefully look about what it is precisely about.

If the street cabinet hosts equipment related to water supply, please use utility=water.
If the street cabinet hosts equipment related to sewerage, please use utility=sewerage.

Please note

  • Do not perform mass retagging of water street cabinet objects. This would be considered a mechanical edit.