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Public-images-osm logo.svg tower:type = observation
Prochenberg Aussichtsturm.jpg
Observation tower Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Tower observation.svg
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)
Status: de facto

An observation tower is a structure used to observe surroundings and offers a good view.

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One use of an observation tower is a tower that used to watch for and report forest fire (Tour de surveillance des feux de forêt (fr))

This feature is listed as being used in CanVec in the CanVec: Buildings and structures (BS) feature theme.

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