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Public-images-osm logo.svg telecom = antenna
An antenna for transmitting telecom signals Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: telecom
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: imported

The tag telecom=antenna was first documented in the telecom project: Telecoms#Antennas. Later, it was used by an import in Belgium done in early 2020 in to add sites with antennas for transmitting mobile phone signals, from the BIPT database. The tag man_made=antenna is a more common, older tag with a similar meaning.

These features were imported as a node node with the tag telecom=antenna plus communication:mobile_phone=yes and a fixme=* tag with the value "Maybe slightly offset (can be underground: tunnels, metro); Maybe on a supporting struct. If yes, create it; Guidelines: https://osm.org/wiki/Wikiproject_Belgium/Infrastructure/BIPT_antennas" + ref:BE:BIPT=* and sometimes another ref=*. See the import page: Wikiproject_Belgium/Infrastructure/BIPT_antennas

If the antenna is mounted on a structure it could be tagged with: man_made=mast (most common), man_made=tower, man_made=water_tower, highway=street_lamp, man_made=chimney, power=tower. highway=street_lamp, or mapped as a building=*

If the antenna site is:

Also see man_made=satellite_dish and man_made=antenna - a more common, older tag with a similar meaning.